Pierre Le Faguays - A Superb Illuminated Art Deco bronze
sculpture "Fille de Harem", France circa 1922 - the young
woman dancing between two torchères, the bronze silvered and
cold-painted gold with enamelled details, mounted on a portoro
marble and honey onyx base. Edited by Arthur Goldscheider.
This is rare and impressive sculpture by Le Faguays, it's impact
heightened by the fact it is illuminated. Page 8 above is an
original 1922 print advert featuring this sculpture. Other examples
of Faguay's work can be seen in the books Art Deco and Other Figures
by Bryan Catley (which features a period photograph of the bronze
and ivory version of this sculpture) and Art Deco Sculpture by
The shades are modern, some old repairs to the marble at the back.
Pierre Le Faguays
Born in Nantes; pupil of Vibert. He attracted the attention of the
public at his first exhibition due to the originality he gave his
dancing subjects which were inspired by the statues of Tangara. He
was a member of the salon of La Stele and Evolution groups. Received
a medal of honour in 1927.