H Molins- An Art Deco Bronze and ivory (chryselephantine)
statue, France c1925, "Paris", the patinated and gilded bronze
mounted on an elaborate marble base.
This is a rare sculpture depicting a Parisian revue dancer
with the photo above from Bryan Catley's Art Deco and Other
Figures showing an original 1920s photo and I haven't seen
another example for sale recently (the last I can find being
Christie's in 1995). This one has restoration to three digits on
her left hand.
Enrique Molins-Balleste Born in Barcelona and
worked out of Paris. Famous for his theatrical and genre groups
and figurative lighting, his sculptures can be found in spelter,
bronze and bronze / ivory. At his best, as in this case,
his work equals those by Demetre Chiparus.