An attarctive pair of Art Deco silvered bronze bookends in the form of two Pharoah heads mounted on marble bases. The bookends exhbiting excellent hand finished surface detail and fine colour, signed C Charles
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Height: 15 cm
Width: 10 cm
Condition: Excellent Original Condition
Materials: Silvered Bronze & Marble
Charles Charles (French, early 20th C) Born in Paris, known for his strong Art Deco style, Charles was a pupil of Antoine Injalbert and specialised in decorative sculpture for the home including figurines, bookends and centrepieces. He exhibited in Paris at the Salon of the Société des Artistes Français from 1913 to 1930
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.