Art Deco Style Bronze Girl with a Shawl and Platter
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Of interest to bronze lovers and in particular, lovers of Art Deco bronze statues, this is an eye-catching Art Deco style bronze statuette in a typical Art Deco pose dating from the latter part of the 20th century.
The naked woman is portrayed holding a platter with a dramatic shawl flowing almost to the ground. Holding a balletic pose typical of Art Deco figures, she stands on a three stepped square plinth.
The quality and unique design of this Art Deco style bronze statuette is superb and it is sure to be treasured by any discerning admirer of fine art and the Art Deco period.
This Art Deco style bronze statuette was produced using the traditional "lost wax" process, otherwise known as the "cire perdue" method, which enables pieces with a high level of detail to be cast.
This bronze statuette is in excellent condition. Please see the photographs for confirmation of this.
More About The ‘Lost Wax’ Method of Bronze Casting
This extremely old method of casting bronze statues and bronze statuettes has been used since at least the third millennium BCE and has changed very little to this day.
It involves creating a wax model of the statue or piece that is to be cast. This is then coated with a suitable substance, such as plaster, to create a mold. Once the mold is dry, the wax is heated and drained off leaving the space into which to pour the molten bronze. If a hollow bronze is required, then the wax model is built around a heat-resistant core which does not melt and so ensures that the centre of the cast bronze statue will be hollow.
More About the Art Deco Style
This became a very influential visual arts style and first appeared in France in the 1920s. It flourished internationally during the 1930s and 1940s.
An eclectic style, it combined both traditional craft motifs with ‘Machine Age’ imagery and materials. The early style featured rich colours, lavish ornamentation and bold geometric shapes. It is distinguished from its predecessor Art Nouveau by its embrace of technology and new materials such as plastic. It developed over time to accommodate the requirements of mass production and the earlier lavish decoration gave way to more streamlined shapes and curves.
During its heyday Art Deco represented all that was luxurious, glamorous and exuberant and expressed faith in technological and social progress.
More Information and To View
This wonderful Art Deco style bronze statuette is probably best viewed in person. However we know that this is not always possible so you are welcome to contact us using the contact details shown above with any questions you might have about this lovely Art Deco bronze statue. We would also be pleased to arrange a viewing of this and our many other bronze statues and statuettes at our North London warehouse and showroom. Please email us or call for an appointment to view, quoting our reference as shown above so we know which item you are referring to.
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Shipping, Delivery and Return
This wonderful Art Deco style bronze statuette is a rare and refined piece that requires specialised packing and shipping to its final destination - your home or other premises. We can pack and ship it to almost any destination worldwide, but we request that you please call or email for a shipping quotation before making your purchase so that we can fully discuss your requirements.
We ship to any mainland UK address free of charge. If you are not satisfied with this bronze statuette we offer a 14-day money back guarantee in accordance with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be responsible for the return shipping fees for this Art Deco bronze statue unless we have erroneously described it in some material way and you do not receive what you were expecting. You must return it in its original packaging and condition. You are also responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that fall due outside the European Union.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 78 x Width 47 x Depth 28 & Weight 17 kg
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 1 foot, 6 inches x Depth 11 inches & Weight 37.5 lbs
Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)
was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.
While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.
Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.
The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).
is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.
The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.
It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.
Our reference: 06798
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