Iconic genuine 1930 gesso bas relief art deco lady. Life size.

Iconic art deco gesso / plaster, gilded with metal rods ornaments large life size stylized lady sculpture.
Excellent condition with few ships and cracks due to age.
The bas relief is strong despite its large size, thanks to a wood frame structure inside plaster.
Signed on lower part in the plaster. (E. PER and perhaps another letter ?)
Circa 1930. Wood lacquered base is not original to the sculpture.
H : 171cm W : 30cm Thikness 7cm

A similar sculpture was auctioned at sothebys auction house 11 march 2014.
Sothebys sculpture was a part of a pair, wood carved and displayed on doors.
Auction result was more than 100.000 eur for pair !!!
As the Sothebys sculptures were unsigned, the one I propose here is signed.
My opinion is that the first to exist was the gesso one that was used as model by wood carver.

Provenance : Paris appartement.

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, The World of Art Deco, juillet-septembre 1971
Bevis Hillier, The World of Art Deco, catalogue d'exposition, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1971, reproduit p. 81, décrit p. 80, n. 238
3 façons de vivre entouré d'objets, Connaissance des Arts, n. 247, septembre 1972, détail reproduit en couverture
Paul Maenz, Art Deco 1920-1940, éd. M. Dumont Schauberg, Cologne, 1974, quatrième de couverture
Yvonne Brunhammer, Les Grands Styles - Le Style 1925, éd. Baschet et Cie, Paris, 1975, reproduit p. 70
Philippe Jullian, The Collectors : Felix Marcilhac in Paris, Architectural Digest, juillet-août 1977, reproduit p. 59
Philippe Jullian, I collezionisti : Felix Marcilhac a Parigi, Architectural Digest Italie, mars 1982, reproduit p. 105
Dan Klein, Nancy A. McClelland et Malcolm Haslam, L'Esprit Art Déco, éd. Flammarion, Paris, 1987, couverture
Félix Marcilhac, Connoisseur's Choice, The Staste, n. 1, septembre-octobre 1990, reproduit p. 67


For this special item, shipping is to be considered.
Free shipping to europe in a wooden custom made box.
For USA and other country please add 300eur to my website price. We will probably have to ship in a wood custom made box, from Airport to Airport. This means that I will bring the box to my Airport shipping company who will manage shipment to your nearest international Airport. You will have to pick up the box at your airport and arrange shipping to your home. You can clear customs at your airport with any broker. Easy job.
REFERENCE: pla0811
sold 11 2018 (EU)
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