Pierre Le Faguays Dancer With Hoop Art Deco Green Patinated Sculpture Fayral
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Pierre Le Faguays dancer with hoop Art Deco verdigris patinated sculpture. Le Verrier foundry. Fayral signature (Pseudonym of Pierre Le Faguays) Circa 1930. Mounted on portoro marble plinth. There are many examples of hoop dancing art deco female sculptures. This one is particularly nice, its large size and attention to detail make this a more serious sculpture.
Pierre Le Faguays was born in Nantes, France and became famous for the originality he gave his dancers, many of which were inspired by the statues of Tanagra. He gained a medal of honor for his work in 1927. He was a best friend of Max Le Verrier and the Le Verrier foundry produced many of his pieces. He used 2 pseudonyms as well as his own name and they were Fayral and Guerbe which were the family names of his Mother and his Wife. He was a leading sculptor and his work is frequently praised for its high quality and attention to anatomical accuracy. He also produced designs for Goldscheider in Paris under the “La Stele” label. He worked in several mediums including ivory, bronze, spelter, stone, wood, alabaster and ceramics. He was a good friend of both Marcel Bouraine and Max Le Verrier and indeed the Le Verrier foundry produced many of the Le Faguays statues. All three had studied together at the Beaux-Arts in Geneva and remained life-long friends.
The marble base measures 5.5″W x 3″D x 2.5″H
The bronze measures 15.5″H with a 9.5″ diameter hoop
The overall height is 18″tall