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Rare French Art Deco Figural Silvered Bronze Decorative Statue
Sculptor: Aurore Onu 
Circa 1920's, France

 

Rare and very fine figural bronze by Aurore Onu, depicting a woman catching an antelope by its horn.
She has long wavy hair and is wearing a one shouldered toga style, short dress, with both breasts exposed.
She is barefoot and has one leg outstretched. The young antelope is leaping.
Resting on a solid bronze angular base depicting stone cliffs.

Signed in the maquette Aurore Onu and on backside with the round bronze disc foundry seal LN JL Paris,
for Les Neveux de J. Lehmann, and 'Made in France, bronze" (LNJL was also was the foundry for Chiparus)

Pictured in the book by Bryan Catley, Art Deco and other Figures, Woodbridge, 1978, p. 241

Aurore Onu was a Romanian sculptor and a contemporary of Marcel Bouraine. 

Onu exhibited at the 1924 Salon des Artistes Francais.
His flapper figures were popular and can be easily found, this figure is very rare.

Dimensions: 13 1/4" wide, 6 3/8" high, 2 3/8" deep. A marble base will add height and depth to this piece.

Condition: The bronze statue is in excellent original condition.
Original silvered finish with age appropriate patina and wear.
Found without a marble base, we can have one made upon request.

Item # DAS55: Price: $ 8,200.
 

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