Art Deco Golden Girl Bronze Sculpture with Stylized Cascading Curls
Item #2528 SOLD
This gilded Art Deco statue of a woman with cascading curls evokes the elaborate relief sculptures that adorned the walls of movie palaces of the era. She is nude, but demure with her crossed arms and legs, making the focus on her beautiful face and the stylized curls of her long hair. Set on a marble base, it would be a perfect piece to display on a mantle or against a wall.
Although no sculptors name was provided when this piece was found, there are initials in the base : PK. Further research leads us to believe that this may be attributed to Paul Kiss, an artist of the period who is famous for his elaborate ironwork in the style made famous at the Paris Exposition of 1925. He often included a gilded panel or sculpture as the centerpiece in his tables, lamps and gates. Below are samples of his work that have led us to this attribution.
Note the similarity in the texture and color of the piece that is in the lamp base and the sculpture we are offering.