Bronze Art Deco Dancing Lady Pin

There is a movement, grace, and beauty to this pin that belies its humble origins in bronze. A strong, lithe Art Deco figure of a woman bends gracefully back with a length of fabric thrown over her shoulder that curls smoothly all the way down to her pointed toes. Though it has no official connection to the famous sculptor Max LeVerrier, this brooch seems to be inspired by his work "Bacchanale" (see last picture). I know of no production of jewelry by Max LeVerrier, but the similarity is striking, and it requires no stretch of the imagination to suppose that the original creator of this brooch was inspired by LeVerrier's "Bacchanale" back in the 1920s.

Condition: Very good vintage condition. Metal has some spots of discoloration, all visible in the photos. The darker areas behind her head, back, leg, are parts of the pin back showing through, they are not visible when it is worn. Measures 1 3/16" by 9/16". The back fittings are original, there is some solder around them, my impression is that is how the back was originally attached as the metal of the pin back matches the pin front exactly.

Item ID: 0060

Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Bronze, Size: 1 3/16"

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