Exquisite early 20th Century Art Deco hand carved ivory and gilt bronze figure of a young Orientalist beauty walking down some steps holding two water ewers, with very fine detail and colour. Raised on variegated onyx plinth, stamped with Etling foundry mark and signed Alonzo
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Height: 34 cm
Condition: Excellent Original Condition
Foundry: Etling Paris
Materials: Gilt Bronze & Ivory
Book Ref Art Deco and Other Figures by Bryan Catley
Dominique Alonzo (French, active 1910 to 1930) Born in Paris, Alonzo was a pupil of Falguiere and exhibited several times in the Salon from 1912 till 1926. Alonzo was well known for the high quality of his work in the intricate detail he achieved and his ability to capture the Art Deco style within his work.
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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