Chiparus portrayed children in his earliest works. This rare and massive example depicts a spirited youth playing pipes. Detailed casting by Etling, the artists early foundry. Greenish patina with contrasting golden-brown high lights to hair and pipes. A similar subject shown in a photo with Chiparus in his studio; page 13 in "Chiparus-Master of Art Deco", by Alberto Shayo. Dimensions: Height 15", Length 21", Width 6 1/2".
Original Paul Cesar Helleu etching, "Madame Alice Helleu Lisant". This etching in black ink depicts the artist's wife Alice in profile reading. Signed in pencil lower left below plate mark. Excellent condition. Dimensions: Height 9 1/4" plate mark, Width 6 1/4" plate mark. Full margins. Framed Modern Art Nouveau moulding, wrapped silk mat with inner Fillet. Framed: Height 23", Width 20", circa 1900.
Fine Art Nouveau "L'Etang" (The Pond) Jardiniere featuring frolicking children, circa 1890's. Well cast sculpture by one of the most highly regarded artists working in France in the Art Nouveau Era. A similar example is pictured in The Paris Salons-vol. V, page 369. This is an unusual example by Larche, well known for his design of The Loie Fuller lamp. Dimensions: 10 1/2" H., 11 1/2" W.; signed,circa 1890's.