1065: After Demetre Chiparus 'Dancer of Kapurthala'
Circa 1925, signature to base ''Chiparus'' (Demetre Chiparus 1886 - 1947 French), stamped to left foot ''Made in France'' and ''37'', of cold painted bronze, depicting a female dancer in exotic costume, poised on the toes of one foot with her arms outstretched, on a shaped brown and green onyx base, overall: 20.5'' H x 13'' W x 2.5'' D, est:$40,000/60,000. Literature: Model illustrated, with same base: Shayo, Alberto, ''Chiparus: Master of Art Deco'', New York: Abbeville, 1993, p. 132, plate 63. Provenance: Estate of Phyllis and John Factor, Beverly Hills, CA
The bronze alone: 14'' H. Overall good condition. General rubbing and marks commensurate with age. The figure's cap possibly re-touched. The diamond-shaped bone inset on figure's abdomen a lighter shade than the other bone elements- possibly a replacement.