An exceptionally fine exhibition standard sculpture,'La Comete' by Maurice Guiraud Riviere (1891-1967), French circa 1925, 24in long.

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Lot 298
An exceptionally fine exhibition standard sculpture,'La Comete' by Maurice Guiraud Riviere (1891-1967), French circa 1925,
24in long.

Sold for US$ 12,650 inc. premium
An exceptionally fine exhibition standard sculpture,'La Comete' by Maurice Guiraud Riviere (1891-1967), French circa 1925,
signed, plated bronze sculpture with the Etling, Paris foundry mark, depicting a speeding Goddess with streaming hair diving through the clouds, mounted on original black marble base.

This striking example of Art Deco styling, which first appeared in the 1925 Exposition des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, was originally intended as a mascot design, and is widely regarded as the influence for Rene Lalique's design of 'Victoire', his most famous glass mascot, introduced in 1928.

References:
1925 Exposition des Arts Decoratifs, Art Deco and other figures by Bryan Catley, Chancery House 1978, page 169.
Art Deco sculpture, Academy Editions 1992, page 106.
Art Studio Source book, Phaidon 1988, page 144.
Encyclopaedia of Art Deco, Quarto 1988, page 32.
Bonhams Lake Como auction catalogue, 27th April 2002, Page 48, Lot 144.
Bonhams & Butterfields, Quail Lodge auction catalogue, 15th August 2003, Page 57, Lot 479, sold for $28,750.
24in long.
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