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Art Deco Nude Sculpture Statue Hoop Dancer Signed Briand Max Le Verrier

Art Deco Nude Sculpture Statue Hoop Dancer Signed Briand Max Le Verrier
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  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Originating Region: Europe
  • Era: 1930s


 



Art Deco Nude Sculpture Statue Hoop Dancer Signed Briand Max Le Verrier




Art Deco period representing a slim and slender dancer moving with grace while a hoop.

Beautiful piece signed Briand (a pseudonym employed by Marcel Bouraine) struck at the Max le Verrier foundry. Black marble base with no chips or damage to speak of. 
 
The sculpture itself has a lovely green patina with some areas of rubbing most significantly as pictured around the hands and the ankle. Some age related wear to the patina and the point where the hoop makes contact to the bottom of the thigh as separated from the thigh (as pictured). These do not detract from what is a lovely piece.

These do not detract from what is a lovely piece.
30 cms high (12 inches)



Truly a stunning piece and a wonderful addition to any Art Deco collection.

About the Artist
Bouraine, Marcel Andre, (1886-1948)
born in Pontoise (Seine-et Oise, France, a French statuary artist. He was mainly self-taught but also studied under Jean-Alexndre-Joseph Falguiere (1881 - 1900). He was taken prisoner by the Germans during the 1914-1918 war and was interned in Switzerland, where he produced several monuments including one for the town of Lausanne. In 1922, he exhibited at the Salon des Tuileries and later also exhibited at most of the main Paris salons. After the war he worked until 1935. He executed small-scale sculptures for many French firms, including Susse Freres, Etling, Max Le Verrier and Austria's Arthur Goldscheider, often exhibiting with the latter's La Stele and L'Evolution groups.



In 1928 Gabriell Argy-rousseau (1885- 1953) commissioned a number of figurines from Bouraine, mainly female nudes, but also a fountain and an illuminated group, all of which were executed in coloured, translucent pate de verre glass. He executed two major commissions for the 1937 Paris International Exhibition. He is perhaps best known for his bronze figures, but he also produced statues in bronze and ivory (chryselaphantine) and ceramics. Many statues having a classical theme - like Pan, Satyrs, Diana the Huntress or his famous Amazonian Diana with shield and spear. Bouraine used two pseudonyms which were Derenne and Briand. These names were used mainly on the non bronze art metal pieces that were produced by his life long friend and foundry owner - Max Le Verrier. Both Le Verrier and Bouraine were life long friends with Pierre Le Faguays and they all frequently worked together. They all studied together at the Beaux Arts in Geneva.

 



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