Lovely Child Terracotta by 'Cipriani'
This is a really cute child figure signed by the artist 'Cipriani' and made of Terracotta. She is sitting on a grassy hillock, holding a bunch of flowers. Approximately 16 inches (41cm) tall.
Ref: F335 . . . £395
The Famous 'Bacchante' by Guiraude Riviere
This lovely French terracotta bust is almost lifesize, measuring a large 22
inches high. The lovely lady wears a garland of grapes around her head, as one
would expect as she is a goddess of wine. This piece is signed to the rear
in the clay. The condition is amazingly good considering the medium but
there are a few minor chips - the biggest is on the left hand front bottom
edge of the base which you can probably see in the picture.
Guiraude Riviere - Born in Toulouse, France, member of the Salon where he exhibited during the 1930's. The bronze version of this bust can be viewed in the Catley book of Art Deco figures and others on page 169 and was originally exhibited at the
Salon des Humoristes in 1923. Email me for more pics if required. As a
bronze this piece would be worth thousands of pounds, as it is a
terracotta I am asking a very reasonable and affordable £995.
Ref: F2172 . . . £995
'Idyll' by Demetre Chiparus
A very unusual subject of Romeo and Juliette type figures made of terracotta
by D. H. Chiparus. This group is signed in the clay, and is 18 inches long
and 14 inches high. You can see the bronze version of this figure in the
Chiparus book by Alberto Shayo on page 64 and it is called 'Idyll'. The terracotta version appears in the 2nd Chiparus book by Shayo, page 258. Pieces by this highly regarded Romanian artist are getting extremely difficult to find and the prices are shooting up. This is a very rare and affordable piece and should be snapped up immediately, buy yourself a bit of history while you still can.
Ref: F2193 . . . £895
'Youth' by Demetre Chiparus
A lovely terracotta bust of a young girl by the Romanian artist D. H. Chiparus, which is signed to the reverse. She measures 13 inches high, has stylised hair and is very pretty. Her patina is green and the condition is excellent. This is another of my rare and affordable Chiparus items.
Ref: F2381 . . . £895
Dreaming by Demetre Chiparus
This pretty nude is the terracotta version of Dreaming by Chiparus. She is a genuine 1930's piece and is signed in the clay. She measures 18.5 inches long by 15 inches high and 7 inches deep, and bears the Editions Reveyrolis, Paris stamp. Condition is very good with no damage or repairs. For reference see the 2nd Alberto Shayo book, page 252.
Ref: F861 . . . £1195
Terracotta Group by Deblaize
A very deco stylised terracotta Lady with wedge hair and a goat boy (satire) with wavy hair detail on his legs and geometric square hooves. It is signed by the artist G.Deblaize and measures 20 inches wide and nearly 12 inches high. Condition is good with no damage or repairs, just a few minor chips or scuffs - a lovely piece.
Ref: F437 . . . £460
This plaster moquette of a Pierrot came from the Max Le Verrier collection. It was discovered when emptying a barn at the now sold Le Verrier family home. This is probably a prototype that never went into production. There is a signature on the base that looks like Janny-Dunand but cannot be sure. It is a one off and Le Verrier family owned piece. It measures 16 inches high (41cm). Condition is good but showing signs of its age, dating to the 1920s.
Ref: OF230 . . . £495
The Chien by Max Le Verrier
I have two of this same art deco terracotta dog by Max Le Verrier and also the original maquette that the mould was taken from in plaster. This large terracotta is of a stylised cubist Alsatian dog and it measures 28 inches long by 5.5 inches deep by 12 inches high (71cm x 14cm x 30cm). Signed on the base M. Le Verrier. Condition is good with just an old repaired corner which is very sound with an old crack mark across it. A Le Verrier family owned piece, from a clearance at the Le Verrier home.
Ref: OF231 . . . £695
Moquette Plaque by Max Le Verrier
French plaster moquette panel which was never put into production by Max Le Verrier. It is unsigned but has come from a collection of items which came from the Le Verrier family atelier. It shows a bearded man holding a basket of fruit. It measures 8.5 inches by 6.25 inches (22cm x 16cm). Unframed and with no way to hold it up on the wall a frame would have to be made for it.
Ref: Plq1312 . . . £395