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Goldscheider Captured Bird*

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One of the classic Art Deco images of all time is surely that of Lorenzl’s “Captured Bird” figure by Goldscheider which he designed in 1922.

Portraying the young dancer Niddy Impekoven, striding to the left with arms outstretched and her gossamer wing dress draping in such a way as to look like butterfly wings, you can clearly see why this figure is also known as the Butterfly Girl.   There’s no doubt about it, this is a sculpture that always attracts admiring glances.

This model is the larger sized one at approximately 47.5 cm tall with stunningly colourful painting to the dress which has an ornate pattern in shades of rich deep red and blue.  She stands on a black oval socle, also supported by a vase of pink roses and the whole effect is eye-catchingly dramatic.

Made around 1929-30 and numbered on the underside 5230/3082/15.

Lit:  Dechant/Goldscheider p. 402  –  also Pinhas p. 118

Ref: 12157

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