Fabulous Art Deco Bisque Nude Figure
Item #104 SOLD
A fabulous high quality hard porcelain bisque nude figure from the 1920′s Art Deco period, easily on a par with the likes of Sevres or Robj, with regards to both the quality of the materials used and the sculptural dexterity. The base is cast with a relief of foliage with a geometric edge and has a tan wash , the girl is one of the nicest I’ve seen , beautiful stylised sharp features, braided hair pulled back and tied, amazing detail right down to her fingernails and toenails. She is covered with a very pale yellow wash then the whole figure including the base has a faint sort of iridescent wash all over. Work of this quality reminds me of Pierre le Faguays or Joe Descomps.
Impressed mark to the base : DEPOSE, signed by the sculptor Hentin. Also has a factory mark, please see pic below. .Also has the number 2187 inscribed into the underside. Apart from a pinhead fleabite on the very bottom edge at the back of the figure she is in perfect original condition, never been restored.
16″ Long, 5 1/4″ Wide, 9 1/2″ High.