Demetre Chiparus 'The Secret' a Cold-Painted and Carved Ivory Figural Group, circa 1925

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Demetre Chiparus
'The Secret' a Cold-Painted and Carved Ivory Figural Group, circa 1925

Sold for £ 38,400 (US$ 53,903) inc. premium
Demetre Chiparus
'The Secret' a Cold-Painted and Carved Ivory Figural Group, circa 1925
modelled as two female figures one with her arm around the other whispering into her ear, each dressed in long-sleeved sailor-style tops, one decorated in hearts the other in swilrls, with flared pleated skirts and stockings, one with a string of pearls around her neck the other wearing a cloche-style hat, heightened in gilt, on brown, shaped marble base
34.5cm high, signed 'Chiparus' to base

Footnotes

  • Please see fig.21 pg 89 Chiparus, Master of Art Deco' by Alberto Shayo, publ. Abbeville Press 1999 and pg. 76 Art Deco and Other Figures by Bryan Catley, publ. The Antique Collectors Club, 2003 for similar studies.
Demetre Chiparus 'The Secret' a Cold-Painted and Carved Ivory Figural Group, circa 1925
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