This is beautiful antique French Art Deco marble sculpture of a beautiful maiden with her borzoi dog, indistinctly signed, Circa 1920 in date.
The reclining nude body has been sensitively modelled in carrara marble with her head tilted to the right, her loose hair falling on her bare shoulders as she gazes fondly at her borzoi dog.
The sculpture is raised on a veined black marble stepped plinth base.
There is no mistaking its unique design and superb quality, which is certain to attract attention and make it a talking point wherever placed.
In really excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 41 x Width 62 x Depth 22
Dimensions in inches:
Height 1 foot, 4 inches x Width 2 foot x Depth 9 inches
Carrara marble – is a type of white or blue-grey marble popular for use in sculpture and building decor. It is quarried at the city of Carrara in the province of Massa-Carrara (Tuscany, Italy).
Carrara marble has been used since the time of Ancient Rome; the Pantheon and Trajan’s Column in Rome are constructed of it. Many sculptures of the Renaissance, such as Michelangelo’s David, were carved from Carrara marble. For Michelangelo at least, Carrara marble was valued above all other stone, except perhaps that of his own quarry in Pietrasanta. The Marble Arch in London and the Duomo di Siena are also made from this stone, as are the interiors of Manila Cathedral, the cold-white marbles of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque and the campus of Harvard Medical School.
Our reference: A1927