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French Art Nouveau Gilt Bronze Vide-Poche by Rousseau

A French Art Nouveau gilt bronze figural vide-poche by Loiseau-Rousseau titled "Riding the Wave," with the head of a woman situated below a breaking wave. The vide-poche has the shape of a sea shell. Pictured in: "Dynamic Beauty: Sculpture of Art Nouveau Paris" by Macklowe Gallery, The Studley Press, 2011, p. 202.

French Art Nouveau Gilt Bronze Vide-Poche by Rousseau

French Art Nouveau Bisque Ceramic Sculpture titled "Danseuse Tambourin à Gauche" by Leonard and Sevres

A French Art Nouveau ceramic bisque figural sculpture by Agathon Léonard, featuring a woman dancing with a tambourine, titled "La danse du tambourin, tete penchée à gauche" ("The tambourine dance, head leaning to the left"}, from the series "Le jeu d''écharpe." Le jeu d''écharpe, created by Agathon Léonard at the turn of the 20th century, consists of 15 sculptures of young women in various poses. Some women dance with scarves; others hold musical instruments or carry flaming torches. Each of the 15 dancers is unique in terms of her pose, hair style and dress. Their dresses exhibit fluid drapery with flowing sleeves. The series was produced in both bronze and ceramic. Le jeu d''écharpe was inspired by the dancer Loïe Fuller. Pictured in: "Dynamic Beauty: Sculpture of Art Nouveau Paris" by Macklowe Gallery, The Studley Press, 2011, p. 187; and in: Agathon Léonard: Le geste Art Nouveau, by Ingelore Böstge, Paris: Somogy editions d''art, 2003, p. 51, cat. no. 12.

French Art Nouveau Bisque Ceramic Sculpture titled 'Danseuse Tambourin à Gauche' by Leonard and Sevres

Art Nouveau Bisque Ceramic Sculpture by Agathon Leonard titled "Danseuse au Cothurne"

A French Art Nouveau bisque ceramic figural sculpture by Agathon Léonard, featuring a woman holding her dress with her right hand. Titled "Danseuse au cothurne" from "Le jeu de l''écharpe." This figure is one of the "la danse" (the dance) set, originally produced and cast by Sèvres and presented by the artist at the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle. A cothurne (English translation cothurnus) was a laced boot worn by actors in Greek and Roman tragedies. Le jeu d''écharpe, created by Agathon Léonard at the turn of the 20th century, consists of 15 sculptures of young women in various poses. Some women dance with scarves; others hold musical instruments or carry flaming torches. Each of the 15 dancers is unique in terms of her pose, hair style and dress. Their dresses exhibit fluid drapery with flowing sleeves. The series was produced in both bronze and ceramic. Le jeu d''echarpe was inspired by the dancer Loïe Fuller. This smaller size series is extremely rare. A similar model is pictured in "Agathon Léonard: Le geste Art Nouveau" by Ingelore Boestge, Somogy editions d''art, Paris 2003, p.51, Plate number 13.

Art Nouveau Bisque Ceramic Sculpture by Agathon Leonard titled 'Danseuse au Cothurne'

French Art Nouveau Silvered Figural Sculpture by Leonard

A French Art Nouveau silvered bronze figural sculpture by Agathon Léonard featuring a woman dancing titled "Danseuse chantant" (singing dancer). This figure is one of "Le jeu d''écharpe" (The Scarf Set), originally produced and cast by Sèvres, and awarded a Gold Medal at the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle. The series was later cast in bronze by the Susse Frères foundry, with special limited editions in silvered bronze, such as this piece. Le jeu d''écharpe, created by Agathon Léonard at the turn of the 20th century, consists of 15 sculptures of young women in various poses. Some women dance with scarves; others hold musical instruments or carry flaming torches. Each of the 15 dancers is unique in terms of her pose, hair style and dress. Their dresses exhibit fluid drapery with flowing sleeves. Le jeu d''echarpe was inspired by the dancer Loïe Fuller. A similar model is pictured in "Agathon Léonard: Le geste Art nouveau," by Ingelore Boestge, Somogy editions d''art, Paris 2003, p.62, Plate number 35. Provenance: Elizabeth Taylor

French Art Nouveau Silvered Figural Sculpture by Leonard

Art Nouveau Patinated Bronze Figural Sculpture by Ségoffin

A French Art Nouveau patinated bronze figural sculpture, depicting a dancer with scarves and cymbals by Victor Ségoffin (1867-1925). Born in Toulouse, educated at Ecole nationale superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris under Louis-Ernest Barrias and Pierre-Jules Cavelier, Segoffin won the Prix de Rome for sculpture in 1897.

Art Nouveau Patinated Bronze Figural Sculpture by Ségoffin

Bronze Figural Jardiniere by Marionnet

A French Art Nouveau patinated bronze figural jardiniere by Alfred Marionnet. The body of the jardinere is decorated with a nude female embracing the vessel. The woman''s naked feed extend beyond the jardinere''s curving form. The vessel is also decorated with branches that have leaves and berries in relief. The rim of the jardinere is encircled by entwined branches.

Bronze Figural Jardiniere by Marionnet

Enamel and Bronze "Femme-fleur Lily" by Godet

A French Art Nouveau enameled bronze Femme Fleur by Henri Godet (1863-1937). The sculpture depicts the patinated bronze head and neck of a young woman growing out of an enameled red and yellow lily flower. It rests on a red marble base, with the flower perched on a green enameled leaf decorated with a gilt bronze flower. Literature: Alastair Duncan, "Art Nouveau Sculpture," New York, Rizzoli International, 1978, p. 47, for another example from the collection of Victor Arwas. "Dynamic Beauty: Sculpture of Art Nouveau Paris", Macklowe Gallery, New York, 2011 exhibition catalogue; pp. 133-34 for similar examples from this rare series, and p. 135 for an identical example on another base from a later date.

Enamel and Bronze 'Femme-fleur Lily' by Godet

Bronze Vase by Charles Korschann

A French Art Nouveau patinated bronze vase by Charles Korschann. The vase features an ascending spiraling band decorated with cloud-like swirls, women''s faces, pansy blossoms and stars.

Bronze Vase by Charles Korschann