Of the period and truly Art Deco.
Fakes, imitations and replicas have flooded the art deco market and it is rare to find something as nice as this pair of garnitures, in the wonderful condition they are in.
They display beautifully and certainly look the part.
The gilt covering compliments the contrasting matt green foliage and the doting foal looking up lovingly at the mother brings the piece to life.
If you have an Art Deco clock and need that touch of elegant Art Deco to set it off, then these are the perfect thing for you.
No chips, cracks, dings or dents.
Bases in excellent condition with one small nibble to one corner of one base.
Minor surface wear commensurate with age.
Certainly nothing that detracts from the beauty or display quality of this beautiful pair of art deco figures.
Makers Marks :
No makers or artists marks we can discern
Dating to circa 1920’s.
Size & Weight :
Both Stand: 17cm tall to tip of horns
Base: 14cm by 8cm and 2cm deep.
Total Unpacked Weight: 2360 gms
The term art deco, was coined in the 1960s when interest in Deco style revived. It was derived from L’Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes.
This Paris exhibition of 1925 came midway in Art Deco’s development and was a definitive display of the style. At that time art deco was also known as “Art Moderne” or “Modernistic”; later it was called “Jazz Pattern,” or “Skyscraper Modern.”
The International Style in architecture developed at the same time, and after 1925 it considerably influenced the final phase of art deco.
Along with cubist painting and the German Bauhaus school, the work of Le Corbusier and other International Style architects effected a change from the earlier, more decorative phase of Art Deco toward a simpler, bolder approach typical of the 1930’s