demetre chiparus 'Thais' a Rare Art Deco Patinated Bronze and Carved Ivory Model of an Exotic Dancer, circa 1925
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demetre chiparus
'Thais' a Rare Art Deco Patinated Bronze and Carved Ivory Model of an Exotic Dancer, circa 1925
Sold for £ 93,750 (US$ 123,155) inc. premium

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demetre chiparus 'Thais' a Rare Art Deco Patinated Bronze and Carved Ivory Model of an Exotic Dancer, circa 1925 demetre chiparus 'Thais' a Rare Art Deco Patinated Bronze and Carved Ivory Model of an Exotic Dancer, circa 1925 demetre chiparus 'Thais' a Rare Art Deco Patinated Bronze and Carved Ivory Model of an Exotic Dancer, circa 1925 demetre chiparus 'Thais' a Rare Art Deco Patinated Bronze and Carved Ivory Model of an Exotic Dancer, circa 1925
demetre chiparus
'Thais' a Rare Art Deco Patinated Bronze and Carved Ivory Model of an Exotic Dancer, circa 1925
she is depicted posing on one knee with arms outstretched, dressed in pleated costume with draped sleeves, her figure hugging bodice enhanced with raised ornamentation, her neck encrusted with layers of necklace in a silver patination, raised off an elaborate marble base
55cm high x 64cm long, engraved to marble 'D.H Chiparus'

Footnotes

  • The inspiration for Thais came from an opera of the same name, which in turn was inspired by a book written by Anatoli France.


    For a similar model please see 'Chiparus Master of Art Deco' (Alberto Shayo 2016) page 126. Mr Shayo comments; 'Only four examples of this model are known'
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    Specialist - 20th Century Decorative Arts
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