Art Deco Paul Philippe Bronze Lady Dancer

PRESENTING a GORGEOUS Art Deco Paul Philippe Bronze Lady Dancer from circa 1925.

The bronze features a beautiful lady with outstretched arms and swirling skirt in classic Art Deco attire.

Beautiful detail to this bronze with natural patina.

Mounted on a green and black marble plinth with clear and authentic signature “P. Philippe” … for renowned Deco Sculptor, Paul Philippe.

Paul Philippe (1870–1930) was a French sculptor who worked during the late 19th and early 20th century. His work primarily consisted of bronze sculptures done in the Art Nouveau and Art Deco genres.

Philippe is perhaps best known for his circa 1925 sculpture called Awakening. His full body of work, however, consists of dozens of models.

Philippe was born in France circa 1870.[2] He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France, under the direction of Antonin Larroux (1859–1913)

He specialized in bronze and chryselephantine sculptures that featured young women. A number of the pieces he created were of figures in the nude which was popular during the era he worked in. He worked for a time in Berlin, sometimes employing the Rosenthal und Maeder (R.U.M.) and Preiss-Kassler foundries[3] to cast his work.

Philippe is perhaps best known for his circa 1925 sculpture entitled Awakening, although his oeuvre consists of a large body of work.[3] Awakening features a young nude woman stretching as she awakens from a long night’s sleep.[1]

Philippe’s work is exhibited in the Art Deco Museum in MoscowRussia, one of the newest museums in the city, which opened in 2014.[4] His work is also a part of other major collections and often appears for sale at major auction houses around the world, sometimes selling for hefty sums.

Philippe died in 1930,[2] but the location of his death is unknown.


Art Deco Paul Philippe Bronze Lady Dancer

Provenance: From a Private Dallas Collection.

Condition: Near Mint.

Dimensions: 19″ Tall with a base diameter of 7″.


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