A charming and charismatic Art Deco cold painted bronze figure of a young girl teaching her cheeky terrier new tricks, the girl has delicate hand carved ivory head and hands. Raised on a Brazilian green onyx plinth and signed H Molins.
Height: 17 cm
Condition: Excellent Original Condition
Materials: Cold Painted Bronze, Ivory & Onyx
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Charles Henri Molins
Charles Henri Molins ( French, Early 20th Century ) As an accomplished sculptor working in Paris in the height of the Art Deco era producing popular and commercial subjects and figures of dancing ladies and sports women with a penchant for subjects taken from the dance halls and revues that were all the rage in this glamorous and enigmatic period.
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.
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