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Le Faguays ‘Trophée’*
One of the most stunning male figural group studies produced in the Art Deco era must surely be “Trophée” by the French sculptor Pierre Le Faguays.
Originally produced circa 1925, the year after Paris held its second Olympic Games, it depicts three male athletes, two of whom are supporting the victor on their shoulders. He wears a laurel wreath around his head and in his raised right arm proudly holds aloft a palm frond as a symbol of peace, triumph and eternal life. The palm leaf was one of the most common attributes of victory in ancient Greece.
Cast in high quality art metal at the Le Verrier foundry and with a pleasing slightly bronzy green patina.
Set on a six-sided black marble base and with a height of just over 63 cm. The width of the base is 34 cm. Signed Le Faguays in the marble.
In lovely condition with just a very slight bruise to the rearmost man’s right buttock which is not at all noticeable on display.