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Art Deco Solid Silver Swimsuit Girl*
Fabulous cast silver figure of an athletic young girl wearing a swimsuit and standing on top of a raised column. She’s on tiptoe, leaning forward while holding on to decorative curved supports behind her, as if about to dive into the water below.
A rather amazing looking giant stylised fish, with its tail fin raised in the air, sits on the front curved part of the column below the young lady.
This is a lovely, streamlined Art Deco piece mounted on a shaped black lacquered base with curved front and sloping sides.
We’ve certainly never come across this figure before and doubt if we’ll see another.
Bearing on the back of the column and on the base plate Sheffield hallmarks for 1938 and the maker’s mark of James Dixon & Sons Ltd., then of Cornish Place, Sheffield.
Approximately 34.5 cm high with the base measuring around 28 by 15 cm. The figure, without the black base, weighs 45 oz.