La Comète

La Comète
  • La Comète iconic Guirard Rivière Art Deco bronze sculpture from crysler building
  • La Comète iconic Guirard Rivière Art Deco bronze sculpture from crysler building
  • La Comète iconic Guirard Rivière Art Deco bronze sculpture from crysler building
  • La Comète iconic Guirard Rivière Art Deco bronze sculpture from crysler building
  • La Comète iconic Guirard Rivière Art Deco bronze sculpture from crysler building
  • La Comète iconic Guirard Rivière Art Deco bronze sculpture from crysler building
  • La Comète iconic Guirard Rivière Art Deco bronze sculpture from crysler building
  • La Comète iconic Guirard Rivière Art Deco bronze sculpture from crysler building
  • La Comète iconic Guirard Rivière Art Deco bronze sculpture from crysler building
  • La Comète iconic Guirard Rivière Art Deco bronze sculpture from crysler building
  • La Comète iconic Guirard Rivière Art Deco bronze sculpture from crysler building
  • La Comète iconic Guirard Rivière Art Deco bronze sculpture from crysler building
  • La Comète iconic Guirard Rivière Art Deco bronze sculpture from crysler building

La Comète is a magnificent Art Deco sculptural image of a female nude modelled as a streamlined comet, her long hair trailing behind her as she flies through the clouds. The silvered  bronze sculpture is heightened with parcel gilding and raised on a breche griotte shaped marble base, signed Guirard-Riviere and inscribed with the foundry mark Etling Paris. The sculpture’s composition displays a great sense of dynamism and movement.

This iconic design was considered the height of modernity and an example of the model was placed in the reception of the famous Chrysler Building, New York from 1930 to 1942.

See example with a green/brown patina which was sold at Sothebys, New York  in 2014 for $ 60,000 USD

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£ 33,500

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Art Deco Sculpture by Victor Arwas

Maurice Guiraud-Rivière was born in Toulouse in 1881 and was a painter, draftsman, sculptor, the nephew of Theodore River and student of the National School of Fine Arts where he studied under the direction of Antonin Mercie master of his uncle and like them native of Toulouse. Read all about him and view our full collection here.