Comet Art Deco Bronze Sculpture by Maurice Guiraud-Riviere
This silvered bronze sculpture, entitled La Comete (The Comet), by Maurice Guiraud Riviere (1891-1967) was cast in Paris by Etling, and depicts a speeding goddess diving through the clouds. Originally intended as a mascot design, it debuted at The Exposition des Arts Decoratifs in Paris in 1925. Bronze measures approximately 22.2" wide measured horizontally (and approximately 24" end-to-end), 3.2" deep and 18.7" tall (56.4 by 8.1 by 47.5 cm). Marble base measures 18" wide, 6" deep and 1" tall (45.7 by 15.2 by 2.5 cm). Incribed GUIRAUD RIVIERE and ETLING PARIS. Bronze has a nice patina, consistent with age. Shown here are shots taken both with and without flash which is why the patina color varies. Literature: Literature Victor Arwas, Art Deco Sculpture, London, Academy, 1992, p. 106. Bryan Catley, Art Deco and other Figures, Woodbridge, The Antiques Collectors' Club, 1978, p. 169. This sculpture comes from an exceptional collection of French Art Deco furnishings, including furniture by Paul Follot and Jean Pascuad. Provenance upon request. Shipping point: Purchase NY 10577. Additional images forwarded upon request.
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