Demètre H. Chiparus
'Etoile de mer' (Starfish), c. 1928
Chiparus, Demètre H. Etling, Edmond, Paris
H. 75.3 cm (incl. base). Bronze, dark brown patina, polished. Hands and face of carved ivory. Signed: DH Chiparus (engraved). Base of different kinds of marble and onyx.
Please note that due to US and Japanese law this item cannot be sold to any US state or territory and to Japan because it contains Material protected by the Washington conservation agreement such as ivory, rhino horn or rosewood etc.
Hammer Price: 82,000 €
21. November 2018 at 6:00 PM
Many of Chiparus' figurines were inspired by the creations of the Ballets Russes, which he saw during several of their guest appearances in Paris e.a. He found his models in playbills and contemporary magazines. Shayo, Chiparus, New York 1999, p. 49, Catley, Art Deco and other figures, Woodbridge 1998, p. 83.
Provenance: Auction Uppsala Auktionskammare, December 2013, lot 526.
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