Romanian-born Demetre Chiparus (1888 – 1950) studied in Italy from 1909 with Raffaello Romanelli and from 1912 in Paris under Antonin Mercie and Jean Boucher and exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Francais sporadically from 1914 to 1928. Chiparus developed the technique of chryselephantine bronze, (usually a bronze body with ivory face, hands and feet), pioneered in Belgium at the turn of the century, and gave it its peculiar Art Deco character. He initially produced numerous figures and small groups of children, principally girls, their features carved in ivory set into the bronze, gilded and enamelled. In his later period from the 1920s, as he became more famous, his most notable output were depictions of various dancers in the Art Deco style, leading to huge commercial success.
Demetre H. Chiparus, 1886-1947, Antinea', circa 1925. A patinated bronze and ivory figure, cast and carved as a dancer, standing with her arms raised and entwined at the wrist, wearing an exotic costume with a headdress and a flowing cape, signed on the ma
A cold painted figural group of two girls and a bird by Demetre Chiparus (1886-1947), in a rubbed silvered and brass finish, depicting two small girls tentatively observing a stork, raised on a mottled caramel and cream onyx base, bearing inscribed signatu
French Art Deco spelter sculpture / figure, after Jean de Roncourt, signed Chiparus lower right, showing dramatic figure of a native man bending a piece of wood, approx 54 cm high, 88 cm wide, 18 cm deep
An Art Deco bronze exotic dancer, after Demetre Chiparus (1886-1947), a later casting of a 1920s model of a dancer in orientalist attire with a beaded girdle and a decorative cloche, raised on her toes with a patterned cape falling from her clasped hands,
A bronze and ivory figure of a dancer, 20th century, Thais, modelled after the original by Demetre Chiparus, 34 cm high, 34 cm wide, 18 cm deep, Nb: This Item requires a Cites certificate for export. This lot cannot be shipped to the USA or Territories., S
A bronze and ivory figure of a seated exotic dancer, 20th century, Hindu Goddess modeled after the original by Demetre Chiparus, 36 cm high, 21 cm wide, 18 cm deep, Nb: This Item requires a Cites certificate for export. This lot cannot be shipped to the US
A Demetre H. Chiparus (1886-1947) gilt-bronze and ivory figure, 'The Accordian Player', circa 1920, depicting a boy singing and playing the accordion, set upon a marble plinth, engraved H.Chiparus Etling Paris, 15.5 cm high.
A bronze figurine of a seated Ballerina, after Chiparus, the seated figure stretching to tie her ballet shoes and attired in a flowing skirt, patterned and girdled top and an exotic jewelled cloche, upon a bronze base and rectangular marble plinth; inscrib
Chiparus, Demetre H. (1886-1947), 1920s-30s, an Art Deco figure of the period, but after the original, in patinated and cold painted spelter and ivorine, depicting a modish woman in a cloche hat and medieval draping attire with a well modelled ivorine face
Demetre Chiparus (1886-1947) 'Wheelbarrow' a fine gilt bronze and ivory group figure. In gilt bronze and carved ivory, modelled as three children playfully tumbling out of pushed wheelbarrow by another child, raised from a naturalistic base and mounted on
Chiparus chryselephantine figure of a schoolgirl carrying satchel with an ivory carved face & bronze body, signed 'Chiparus' to verso & numbered '7' & a foundry number '2492' set upon a associated weighted base. Height 19 cm
Chiparus, Demetre (1886-1947), after, in bronze, an exotically clad dancer affecting a reclining dance pose with one leg outstretched, an arm above her head, inscribed signature to base of bronze and raised on an elongated black marble plinth. Height 26 cm
Chiparus, Demetre (1886-19479, after, an Eastern dancer, bronze, the female figure modelled in jewelled flowing dress and cowl, half-kneeling with arms out-stretched, on an oval black marble base, incised D.H. Chiparus signature and foundry medallion to th
Demetre Chiparus, Art Deco bronze and ivory and dancer, after Demetre Chiparus (Romanian, 1886-1947), Thais, of a dancing woman with arms outstretched arms, with beaded ornamentation and in flowing pleated dress; on an architectural banded onyx base, inscr
Demetre Chiparus (1888-1850), 'The Skater', a cold-painted bronze and ivory figure, circa 1925, modelled in motion with one leg outstretched and scarf blowing in the breez, on a speled onyx and slate plinth, signed 'D.H. Chiparus' on the onyx, 36.5 cm high
Demetre Chiparus (1888-1850), 'The Golfer', a cold painted bronze and ivory figure, circa 1928, cast as a woman in green-patinated golfing attire, posed post-swing with her arms raised clasping a club, on marble base with canted corners, signed to the cast
'L'Age Du Bronze', a Demetre Chiparus cold-painted white metal sculpture, cast after the original and modelled resting on a black veined marble plinth, engraved 'D.H.Chiparus' to the plinth 75 cm long, 52 cm high
Demetre Chiparus (1886 - 1947), Accident De Chasse, circa 1920 modelled as a patinated bronze kneeling classical female figure tending the paw of a wounded hound, signed to the bronze base 'D. H. Chiparus' 36 cm high
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