Lot 76: R. Paris, A Pair of Chryselephantine Bookends, German, c. 1930
December 2, 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Bronze, cold patinated, ivory, marble
Model by Roland Paris (1894-1945) Austrian sculptor, painter and graphic artist
Each on a marble socket with backrest sitting figure of a nobleman and a harlequine, each with a bird on the bent legs
Dimensions: 15.7/17 x 6.1 x 14.1 cm
A pair of bookends with humoristic figures in typical ludicrous manner by the artist Roland Paris
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The figures are in good condition with some minimal patina abrasions.
Roland Paris (1894-1945)
The in Vienna born sculptor, painter and graphic artist Roland Paris studied in Weimar by Henry van de Velde as well as in Munich. In the beginning of the 1920s he settled down in Berlin, where a numerous of his works and portfolio works were made. The oeuvre of Paris comprises especially small sculptures of carnival figures, dancers and ghosts or bizarre and ludicrous figures, which seems very vivid. (ala)
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