A charming early 20th Century cold painted Art Deco bronze and ivory group of three young school children bowling together with excellent hand carved surface detail and fine gilt colour, raised on shaped cream onyx plinth, signed D H Chiparus
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Height: 17 cm
Width: 32 cm
Condition: Excellent Original Condition
Materials: Cold Painted Bronze & Ivory
Book Ref Chiparus - Master of Art Deco by Alberto Shayo
Chiparus Children Figures
Neighbourhood children often came to Chiparus's atelier in the rue Barrault, and Chiparus cajoled them into posing for him. Julienne recalls, 'Those were the least expensive models of all. They were content with a few sweets.' Those afternoon sessions resulted in a number of sentimental and amusing pieces, known as the children series. This was Chiparus's first series, preceding his sculptures of dazzling, sophisticated young
Demetre Chiparus is perhaps the most famous proponent of Bronze and Ivory Art Deco figurines and certainly one of the most important sculptors of the Art Deco period. His sculptures are famous for their elegance and style and are much sought after by Art Deco collectors. You can read all about Chiparus in our article here.