A delightful early 20th Century gilt and enamelled Art Deco bronze figure of a young lad playing the accordion, with wonderful detail and colour, raised on a variegated onyx plinth, signed Chiparus on back of bronze.
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Height: 24 cm
Condition: Excellent Original Condition
Materials: Cold Painted Bronze
Book Ref Art Deco & Other Figures by Bryan Catley
Page No. 64
Chiparus Lazzarone - Children Series
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 dancers from the Paris Dance Halls, the dazzling, glamarous sculptures that soon became his trademark.
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.