Pierre Le Faguays - An Art Deco silvered and enamelled bronze
sculpture "Danseuse au Thyrse", France circa 1920's - the stylised
dancer mounted on stepped honey onyx base.
This is a classic bronze by Le Faguays with his typical styling to
the features and hair and it can be seen in Bryan Catley's book Art
Deco and Other Figures.
Stress cracking to top marble panel.
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.
La Societe Anonyme Edmond Etling was founded after the First World
War in Paris. Edmund Etling was a retailer who commissioned art
works in bronze, ceramics, and glass (mostly from French artists).
The glass pieces were usually made at the Choisy-le-Roi glass works.
Their entire output was produced during the Art Deco period because
the company did not survive the second world war.