Quite delightful oil on canvas portrait of a young girl, perhaps no older than seven or eight years of age, painted by the French artist Édouard Alexandre Sain (1830-1910). Dressed in her Sunday best clothes…
Heart-shaped silver locket by Meyle & Mayer made in Pforzheim, Germany circa 1900. Beautifully enamelled on the face with two snowdrops set against a background that is guilloche enamelled in shades of blue graduating through…
This iconic sculpture by Jean de Roncourt, which is arguably his most admired work, is more usually seen in spelter. However, a much smaller number were cast in bronze and this particular piece is a…
Square columnar glass vase from Legras MontJoye made at their Pantin glassworks around 1910. Primarily of clear glass, smooth on the inside and acid etched on the outer, giving a dappled and frosted appearance. Decorated…
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Goldscheider Captured Bird*
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