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    DEMETRE CHIPARUS (Romanian, 1888-1950)
    Les Amis de Toujours (Friends Forever), circa 1925
    Cold-painted bronze, gilt-bronze and carved ivory
    21 inches (53.3 cm) high on a 3 inches high onyx base
    Inscribed on onyx base: Chiparus
    Stamped with foundry mark at base: 206 / L.N. / Paris / J.L.
    Cast by Les Neveaux de J. Lehmann

    PROVENANCE:
    Christie's, London, April 17, 1984, lot 359.

    LITERATURE:
    B. Catley, Art Deco and Other Figures, London, 1978, p. 73;
    V. Arwas, Art Deco Sculpture Chyselephantine Statuettes of the Twenties and Thirties, London, 1975, similar examples illustrated.

    NOTE:
    Because this group contains African elephant ivory, the work can only be sold within the United States.


    Condition Report*: Gilt on figure's skirt and color to her corset and headdress slightly fading; scattered small chips along onyx base edges. Note: Because this item contains African elephant ivory, this item can only be sold within the United States.
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    Auction Dates
    June, 2014
    21st-22nd Saturday-Sunday
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