Edouard Marcel Sandoz Porcelain Musician Guitarist Statue
Edouard Marcel Sandoz Porcelain Musician Guitarist Statue. Figure “Pierrot Musicien”, circa 1917. Hard-paste porcelain with a white glaze, and painted gold. Signed to the base. Théodore Haviland & M. Sandoz monogram. For a similar example see the Musée national Adrien Dubouché – the largest public collection of Limoges porcelain in the world Edouard Marcel Sandoz was a Swiss animalier sculptor. His best-known works are depictions of foxes, rabbits, and cats, in bronze, ceramic, and stone. Though he also produced watercolors of landscapes and flowers, his primary occupation led him to found the French Society of Animalists in 1933. “In art, one has to love everything: nature, science, one’s fellow man,” the artist said. Born on March 21, 1881, in Basel, Switzerland, he was encouraged to pursue his artistic talents by his parents.
In 1908, he moved to Paris to study art and remained there for much of his life. Sandoz’s long and successful career was marked by his election to the Academy of Fine Arts and bestowment of the title of Commander in the Order of Arts and Letters. The artist died on March 20, 1971, in Lausanne, Switzerland. During the First World War, he turned to ceramics and designed models for the porcelain manufactories Haviland & Co. (Limoges), Sèvres, and Langenthal. He made numerous small figures, some in Art Nouveau, others borrowed from Cubism, others as Art Deco statuettes. His metal figures were mostly handcrafted by the Susse Frères foundry.
9.07″ T x 4.73″ W x 4.73″ D