An elegant Art Deco cold painted bronze and hand carved ivory figure of a dancing beauty with her hands raised above her head in a captivating pose with excellent hand chased detail and fine colour, raised on a green Brazilian onyx base, signed D. Charol
Height: 37 cm
Width: 10 cm
Condition: Excellent Original Condition
Materials: Cold Painted Bronze, Ivory & Onyx
Dorothea Charol, German 1885 ~ 1963: Charol studied in Dresden at the Richter Art School with Arthur Lange, in Brussels at the university, in Munich at the Schwägerle Studio and in Italy. She worked in Berlin, among other places. From 1916 she found artistic recognition in the Munich Secession and in other exhibitions such as the December exhibition of the Neues Museum (Berlin) of 1916. She made portrait busts as well as life-size nudes and figures and worked as a designer for figurative porcelain. In the 1920s, Charol worked as a freelancer and created models for numerous porcelain factories, including the Aelteste Volkstedter Porzellanmanufaktur and the Unterweißbacher workshops for porcelain art. She designed exotic dancers based on the stories in One Thousand and One Nights for the Rosenthal porcelain factory. Some of her bronze and ivory works were handcrafted by the Berlin company Rosenthal & Maeder from 1929 after the takeover of Preiss & Kassler.