Gold pendant with an openwork entrelac design from the drawing board of Archibald Knox and dating from circa 1905. Set with a central blister pearl drop and with a turquoise matrix lower drop, this pendant…
Ornately framed oil on canvas by the German born artist Dietz Edzard (1893-1963). This is an atmospheric half length portrait of an elegantly dressed young woman taking refreshment whilst seated on a verandah raised above…
Little cabinet vase from Loetz in opaque ‘Candia’ glass with a trefoil rim, further decorated with an applied Art Nouveau ‘Silberiris’ design in pure silver. Loetz collaborated with a company in the US known as…
Pewter flower dish from WMF with the original green cut glass removable liner. So Art Nouveau, with its flowing outline, featuring an openwork whiplash design framing leaves and berries of ivy. Originally electro-plated but most…
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Lormier Veil Dancer*
Stunning French Art Deco bronze veil dancer by Jean Lormier dating from around 1925-30, the peak of the Art Deco era.
This sculpture is visually very exciting, showing as it does the lithe young dancer putting everything she has into her performance. A beautifully crafted piece by a master sculptor who really knew how to capture movement and posture. She is seen crouching low, with her forward leg bent at the knee and the other extended behind her. Her back is arched as she spreads her arms upward while holding the ends of the striped veil. The joyous smile on her face just adds to the compelling atmosphere of the jazz age that this wonderful sculpture simply oozes.
With a rich brown patination, the skirt and veil cold-painted in shades of dark green and gold. Set on a shaped onyx and marble base with an eye-catching and very Deco sunrise design to the front.
Signed in the bronze J. Lormier. The total width is around 63.5 cm and the height just a touch over 46 cm. Depth of the base is 12.5 cm.