A very fine Art Deco study of a leaping fish with fine silvered surface with good hand chased detail in a naturalistic manner adding to the strength and animation of this well modelled figure. Signed E M Sandoz and inscribed with foundry mark Susse Freres
Height: 11 cm
Condition: Excellent Original Condition
Foundry: Susse Freres
Materials: Silvered Bronze
Édouard Marcel Sandoz
Édouard Marcel Sandoz (Swiss, 1881 ~ 1971) Sandoz along with Francois Pompon and Rembrandt Bugatti, was one of the leading animal sculptors of the 20th Century. After studying Chemistry in Geneva, he moved to Paris to study at the prestigious Ecole des Beaux-Arts. His work focused on both human and animal forms in bronze and stone. All of his sculptures are characterised by a geometric form which is strongly influenced by both the Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles. Sandoz bronzes are increasingly collectable today, commanding premium prices. He is also well known for his design work for the Haviland porcelain company in Limoges, France, which resulted in many distinctive porcelain objects in the form of animals.
Source – Tikiri Wanduragala
The Art Deco Period
The Art Deco Period: although Art Deco derives its name from the great 1925 Paris Exhibition, ‘L’Exposition Internatlionale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes’, the term is now generally applied to the typical artistic productions of the 1920’s and 1930’s. It might best be characterised as an attempt to unite arts with industry, embracing the machine age and repudiating the old antithesis of ‘Fine’ and ‘Industrial’ art. The sources of the Art Deco movement include Egyptian and Mayan Art, Cubisim, Fauvism and Expressionism, heavily influencing the chief force underlying all Art Deco with the emphasis upon geometric patterns.