A wonderful early 20th Century Art Deco silvered bronze figure of a falcon with wings raised and outspread, the surface highlighted with Niello decoration, chased with excellent surface detail, signed Rischmann to side of naturalistic rocky outcrop base and raised on portoro marble shaped plinth.
Height: 40 cm
Condition: Excellent Original Condition
Materials: SIlvered and Niello decorated Bronze & Marble
Henri Rischmann (French, active 1920 ~ 1940) Rischmann was well known for his silvered and polychrome animalier sculptures and this particular design was one of his most popular subjects
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.