French Art Deco Figural Female
Sculptor: Pierre Le Faguays, LeVerrier foundry mark
Circa 1920's, France
Beautiful French Art Deco dancer
with up stretched arms.
She is topless, wearing a headband and short skirt that has a
textured fishscale design and side drapes, reminiscent of the
outfits worn by the infamous Josephine Baker.
Well executed, this charming statue
shows great attention to detail and displays LeFaguay's talent for
sculpting the female form. Bronzed white metal statue, with a
slightly silvered tone, depending on the lighting.
She is mounted on the original porto marble base that has a carved
Perfect to adorn a small table, console, desk or vanity.
The size makes this easy to place, in a collection of figural nudes,
or on her own.
Fayral Signature in the metal, on
back of the metal base.
Fayral was one of the pseudonyms used by famed French sculptor
Pierre Le Faguays.
(Le Faguays also used the name Guerbe) Fayral and Guerbe were both
the family names for his Mother and his Wife.
Le Faguays was born in Nantes, France and became famous for the
originality he gave his dancers,
many of which were inspired by the statues of Tanagra. He gained a
medal of honour for his work in 1927.
He was one of Max Le Verrier's best friends and the Le Verrier
foundry made most of his pieces.
Dimension: 16 1/4" high, 8 1/4"
wide, 3 1/2" deep.
Condition: In excellent original
condition. The statue fits into the base with a slot, as shown in
Item # DAS95:
Price: $ 3,600.