Demetre Chiparus 'The Dolly Sisters' a large bronze and ivory group
Lot 78Y
Demetre Chiparus 'The Dolly Sisters' an Important Large Size Art Deco Cold-Painted Bronze and Carved Ivory Group, circa 1925
Sold for £277,250 (US$ 466,007) inc. premium
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Demetre Chiparus
'The Dolly Sisters' an Important Large Size Art Deco Cold-Painted Bronze and Carved Ivory Group, circa 1925
cast and carved as the legendary performing twin sisters in stage costume, wearing flamboyant pleated dresses with a flame design to the skirt and elaborate headdresses with drop earrings, each sister has one arm raised whilst holding the hem of her skirt in the other hand, on an elaborate veriegated marble base
74cm high, signed to marble 'D.H Chiparus'

Footnotes

  • For a similar study please see the front cover of Alberto Shayo 'Chiparus; Master of Art Deco', second edition, Abbeville Publishing, 1999, as well as pg. 167
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