AGATHON LEONARD (1841 - 1923)
Fine "Danseuse A L'Écharpe No. 12" lamp, from the Jeu de l'Echarpe series, Paris, ca. 1901; Gilt bronze, three sockets; Impressed A. Leonard Sclp. to body; Approx. 24" x 18" x 10" ea.; Published/Exhibited: Macklowe and Goldring, Dynamic Beauty: Sculpture of Art Nouveau Paris, 2011, p. 190; Böstge, Agathon Léonard: Le geste Art Nouveau, 2003, p. 75; Originally created as a smaller group of ceramic figures, possibly based on the dancer Loïe Fuller, the series was completed in hard porcelain by the Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres as a fifteen-piece table-top group, “Jeu de L’Echarpe.” After acclaim at the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1900, the French foundry Susse Frères produced bronze casts of these, incorporating discreet lighting on some models. We are pleased to offer these two from an important American collection of Art Nouveau property.
Estimate: $25,000 - $35,000
Overall very good condition. Some minor spots of verdigris and wear to gilding.