A charming early 20th Century Art Deco gilt bronze study of a young man dressed in period sailor boy attire performing tricks with his yo-yo whilst balancing on one leg. The figure with excellent hand carved detail and fine golden colour, signed Gallo
Height: 23.5 cm
Condition: Excellent Original Condition
Materials: Gilt Bronze, Ivory & Marble
Defra Ref: M8UF5FRQ
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.