Demetre H. Chiparus patinated and gilt bronze, ivory and onyx figural group "Les Amis Toujours" (Friends Forever)

25'' H x 25.75'' W x 7.5'' D

  • Provenance: Provenance: Property from a Private Collection, Santa Monica, CA
  • Literature: Literature: Bryan Catley. Art Deco and other Figures. Woodbridge, Suffolk: 1978, p. 73; Yvonne Brunhammer. The Art Deco Style. New York: 1984, p. 156, no. 327; Victor Arwas. Art Deco Sculpture. London: 1992, p. 66; Alberto Shayo. Chiparus: Master of Art Dec., New York: 1993, p. 81, pl.13
  • Notes: Note: Les Amis Toujours' was designed by Chiparus in three different sizes, the present model being the largest. Edited by Les Neveux de J. Lehmann. An example of this model, of the same scale, sold Christie's, New York, June 13, 2008, lot 17 ($43,750)
  • Condition: Good condition overall. Very nicely cast. With typical marks, scratches and rubbing commensurate with age. Patinated surface rubbed. Some polish residue in crevices. With typical inherent cracking to ivory elements. With some minor overpainted and infilled restoration to inherent cracking of onyx base. AS-IS. ALL SALES FINAL

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