Demetre Chiparus (1886-1947) 'Les Girls' a Cold-Painted Bronze and Carved Ivory Group, circa 1925
Lot 64Y Ф
Demetre Chiparus (1886-1947)
'Les Girls' a Cold-Painted Bronze and Carved Ivory Group, circa 1925
£160,000 - 180,000
US$ 240,000 - 260,000


Lot Details
Demetre Chiparus (1886-1947) 'Les Girls' a Cold-Painted Bronze and Carved Ivory Group, circa 1925 Demetre Chiparus (1886-1947) 'Les Girls' a Cold-Painted Bronze and Carved Ivory Group, circa 1925 Demetre Chiparus (1886-1947) 'Les Girls' a Cold-Painted Bronze and Carved Ivory Group, circa 1925 Demetre Chiparus (1886-1947) 'Les Girls' a Cold-Painted Bronze and Carved Ivory Group, circa 1925 Demetre Chiparus (1886-1947) 'Les Girls' a Cold-Painted Bronze and Carved Ivory Group, circa 1925 Demetre Chiparus (1886-1947) 'Les Girls' a Cold-Painted Bronze and Carved Ivory Group, circa 1925 Demetre Chiparus (1886-1947) 'Les Girls' a Cold-Painted Bronze and Carved Ivory Group, circa 1925 Demetre Chiparus (1886-1947) 'Les Girls' a Cold-Painted Bronze and Carved Ivory Group, circa 1925 Demetre Chiparus (1886-1947) 'Les Girls' a Cold-Painted Bronze and Carved Ivory Group, circa 1925
Demetre Chiparus (1886-1947)
'Les Girls' a Cold-Painted Bronze and Carved Ivory Group, circa 1925
cast and carved as a chorus line of show girls wearing Diaghilev-inspired skin-tight costumes designed with raised silver chains in a spider web pattern against a purple 'snakeskin' ground, their headpieces inspired by Leon Bakst, raised off a dramatic carved black and gold marble base
52cm high x 41.5cm wide, engraved to base 'D.H Chiparus'

Footnotes

  • Chiparus undoubtedly would have sat in the audience at the Café de Paris during the 1920's when acts like the Tiller Girls excited and captivated audiences.

    Provenance: Originally purchased through Finnegans Department Store in Manchester in the 1920's and then by decent.
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