Art Deco Sculpture Bust of Man by Demétre H. Chiparus (Circa 1930s)
Mainland UK Delivery is FREE. A competent and efficient courier will be chosen for your delivery.
Because of the nature of our products in terms of variety in their shapes, weights, value, etc., we will provide you a shipping quote on an individual basis. To obtain a shipping quote, proceed to checkout and complete your purchase. You will receive a shipping quote via email for your approval. If you do not approve the quote, your order will be canceled and you will be fully refunded. Alternatively, contact us in advance for a quote and to arrange delivery.
For purchased items BIA do offer a 7 day cooling off-period whereby the customer is entitled to a full refund (excluding shipping charges), no questions asked. To notify us that you wish to cancel the order, simply contact us. Once the products reach us and are confirmed to be in the same condition at shipping, we will issue a refund to your original payment account within 5 business days. All sales are final after 7 days unless the goods in question are proven faulty/unfit for purpose. This does not affect your statutory rights.
We encourage BIA shoppers to view vintage items in person when possible. Please contact us if you would like to view an item before purchase. Our private showroom is located in London, SE16, near Canada Water underground station. In the case of high value items, BIA may be able to convey the item to your home to facilitate a viewing in your own space. This applies to London post codes only.
Art Deco terracotta sculpture bust of stylised man by Demétre H. Chiparus (circa 1930s). Art Deco was the expression of a desire to be modern. It featured rare and expensive materials and exquisite craftsmanship. Chiparus was inspired in his work by ballet, theatre and early motion pictures. This sculpture is of the 'ideal' modern man. Confident, strong, handsome features with a determined look towards a very promising future. This self-assured figure knows the 1930s are a wonderful time in which to live and life is only going to be better. In excellent vintage condition. Signature etched in base: 'D.H. Chiparus'.
About the Artist: Demétre Haralamb Chiparus (1886 – 1947) was a Romanian Art Deco era sculptor who lived and worked in Paris, France. He was without question one of the most important sculptors of the Art Deco era and his sculptures a reflection of the 1920 and1930s. Coming from the oldest French tradition of high-quality and extra-artistic decorative arts, Chiparus's sculptures combine elegance and luxury, embodying the spirit of the Art Deco epoch. Collector interest in the work of Chiparus appeared in the 1970s and has flourished since the 1990s. A major collection of his work is on display in the permanent collection of Casa Lis, the Art Deco museum in Salamanca, Spain.
H: 53.5 cm
Base: 36 x 18.1 cm