Art Deco Bronze Sculpture of a Rabbit by Edouard Marcel Sandoz, 1920-1930 French
Bronze rabbit figurine, circa 1920, finished in original dark patinated bronze, signed around the lower edge, E.M. Sandoz also with “Susse F. Ed Paris” signature as well. Sitting on a bronze base and mounted on a marble base. Fun and unusual details you would expect from Sandoz, this piece was originally used as a device to ring a bell, it has both the original switch and wiring.
Sandoz of Switzerland was most famous as a sculptor of animals. His work is very sought after, very collectible, and extremely rare. He worked from the Art Nouveau period, through Cubism and Art Deco. He lived life from 1891 -1971 and was part of the famous Sandoz family. In addition to so much recognition for his work, known for bronze, porcelain, silver, he also worked with Christofle and developed highly collectible pieces from the Galia collection. He was the son of a very successful businessman and was able to use his family resources which certainly supported many of his creative endeavors.
Literature: This rabbit is illustrated on page 372 of the book Edouard Marcel Sandoz, by Félix Marcialac, Edition de l’amateur.
4″ x 4″ x 2″ (as pictured above)