A fabulous Art Deco gilt bronze figure of a young beauty dressed only in high heeled shoes and stockings, balancing a carved ivory parrot on her left shoulder, the surface of the bronze with excellent colour and very fine hand finished detail, raised on a marble base and signed H Keck and K Braun for the Berlin Foundry
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Height: 30 cm
Condition: Excellent Condition
Materials: Gilt Bronze, Ivory and Marble
Defra Ref: XLF2D3MM
Honoré Charles Keck, Austrian, 1875 to 1941 ~ A major sculptor of the Art Deco period his works demonstrate the transition period between Art Nouveau and the new movement. His works with chryselephantine show his strong penchant for detail
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.