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1920s "BouBou" Monkey Sculpture/Lamp • Max Le Verrier

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Here is a wonderfully rare version of the Max Le Verrier sculpture, “BouBou”. It is a monkey with a humorous expression holding an illuminated electric lamp in one hand while the other is held to his ear. A similar version of this piece has been photographed for inclusion in the book ‘Mascottes Automobiles’ by Michel Legrand. Le Verrier produced a small range of monkey subject mascots in the 1920s. This one is perhaps one of his most famous creations. “BouBou” is made of a beautifully patinated metal and he sits obediently upon a square marble base. This charming and quizzical sculpture stands 7″ tall and is signed “M LeVerrier”.

 

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