This is a magnificent antique French Art Deco bronze sculpture of a maiden serenading a dancing lamb, by the sculptor Henry Fugere (1872-1944), bearing his signature and circa 1920 in date.
This stunning sculpture features the remarkable figure of a naked maiden playing two horns while a lamb dances, mounted on a rectangular black veined marble base.
This high-quality hot cast solid bronze was produced using the traditional “lost wax” process, otherwise known as the “cire perdue” method.
This is a splendid bronze sculpture and it will no doubt become the centrepiece of your Art Deco collection.
In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation of condition.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 35 x Width 50 x Depth 15
Weight 14.3 kg
Dimensions in inches:
Height 1 foot, 2 inches x Width 1 foot, 8 inches x Depth 6 inches
Weight 31.5 lbs
Art Deco or Deco,
is an influential visual arts design style which first appeared in France during the 1920s, flourished internationally during the 30s and 40s.
It is an eclectic style that combines traditional craft motifs with Machine Ageimagery and materials. The style is often characterized by rich colours, bold geometric shapes, and lavish ornamentation.
Deco emerged from the Interwar period when rapid industrialization was transforming culture. One of its major attributes is an embrace of technology. This distinguishes Deco from the organic motifs favored by its predecessor Art Nouveau.
Historian Bevis Hillier defined Art Deco as “an assertively modern style…[that] ran to symmetry rather than asymmetry, and to the rectilinear rather than the curvilinear; it responded to the demands of the machine and of new material…[and] the requirements of mass production”.
During its heyday Art Deco represented luxury, glamour, exuberance, and faith in social and technological progress.
Our reference: A1768