From our favorite French sculptor who was a pioneer in the French Art Deco movement, Max Le Verrier, we are offering a statue perfect for a wine lover! She is the grape woman, a nude coquette holding bunches of wine grapes in what looks to be a sensual dance, in green patinated French bronze set on a black cast base. Signed Denis, which was a pseudonym for Le Verrier. These are very rare, especially in the US, as Le Verrier sculpted mostly under his own name, producing a few other artists' work, such as Fayral's. We have included a Barnaby's auction house offering of a Denis, whose hammer price (you are seeing the estimate) was eventually $1607US. Max le Verrier (1891 – 1973) was a groundbreaking sculptor in Paris whose foundry was home to a few of the most celebrated artists of the time. Known for his exquisite detail, Le Verrier often used several live models to painstakingly reproduce the human form in just one sculpture. There is some paint chipping and the base is a little lose, but she stands erect with no adjustment. No repairs or cracks. 29cm tall, by 10cm deep, and 10cm wide. Note that our price is about one third of the Barneby's auction price!
French Art Deco Nude Dancing Woman with Wine Grapes, Denis for Max Le Verrier c. 1925