Demetre Chiparus (1886-1947) 'The Finale' an Impressive Large Size Cold-Painted Bronze and Carved Ivory Group, circa 1925
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Demetre Chiparus (1886-1947)
'The Finale' an Impressive Large Size Cold-Painted Bronze and Carved Ivory Group, circa 1925
Sold for £290,500 (US$ 454,574) inc. premium

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Demetre Chiparus (1886-1947) 'The Finale' an Impressive Large Size Cold-Painted Bronze and Carved Ivory Group, circa 1925 Demetre Chiparus (1886-1947) 'The Finale' an Impressive Large Size Cold-Painted Bronze and Carved Ivory Group, circa 1925 Demetre Chiparus (1886-1947) 'The Finale' an Impressive Large Size Cold-Painted Bronze and Carved Ivory Group, circa 1925 Demetre Chiparus (1886-1947) 'The Finale' an Impressive Large Size Cold-Painted Bronze and Carved Ivory Group, circa 1925 Demetre Chiparus (1886-1947) 'The Finale' an Impressive Large Size Cold-Painted Bronze and Carved Ivory Group, circa 1925 Demetre Chiparus (1886-1947) 'The Finale' an Impressive Large Size Cold-Painted Bronze and Carved Ivory Group, circa 1925 Demetre Chiparus (1886-1947) 'The Finale' an Impressive Large Size Cold-Painted Bronze and Carved Ivory Group, circa 1925 Demetre Chiparus (1886-1947) 'The Finale' an Impressive Large Size Cold-Painted Bronze and Carved Ivory Group, circa 1925 Demetre Chiparus (1886-1947) 'The Finale' an Impressive Large Size Cold-Painted Bronze and Carved Ivory Group, circa 1925 Demetre Chiparus (1886-1947) 'The Finale' an Impressive Large Size Cold-Painted Bronze and Carved Ivory Group, circa 1925
Demetre Chiparus (1886-1947)
'The Finale' an Impressive Large Size Cold-Painted Bronze and Carved Ivory Group, circa 1925
the triple group depicted taking a curtain call at a Ballets Russes performance with male dancer in the centre of two female dancers, all three interacting in ballet pose with arms raised, the male believed to be modelled on Vaslav Nijinsky, wearing a full body costume with elaborate bejewelled design, cold-painted in flame red with gilt highlights, the female dancers each with flared skirts with stylised bodices and head dresses, cold-painted in blue, green, and silvered finish, raised on a dramatic marble shaped and stepped base
62.5cm high, incised 'Chiparus' to base

Footnotes

  • Illustrated:

    For similar examples see Victor Arwas, 'Art Deco Sculpture, Academy Editions, 1992, pg. 34

    Bryan Catley, 'Art Deco and other Figures', Antique Collectors' Club, 2003, pg. 90

    Alberto Shayo, 'Chiparus; Master of Art Deco', Abbeville Press, 1999, pg. 145
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