Posted 1 year ago
Bookend Lamp, "Contemplar" By Henri Fugere, C. 1927, Hersch Foundry
I have always loved the art deco pixie bookends since I first found a single one with the arm cut off. It was not for sale, but a year later I did buy it as the store was closing. To this day, I cannot but try to bid on these bookends, as I love them so much !!
They have always been incorrectly called Gerdago girls, but she did not sculpt ones identical to these, nor did she ever work in spelter. Designed first in 1927 by Henri Fugere. Fugere was born in 1872 and died in 1944. He studied with Barrias, Cavelier, Peusch, etc and exhibited at The Salon, Paris.
He was predominantly an Art Deco sculptor.
Thanks to Manikin for finding this for me on Ruby Lane, and alerting me of it, I bought it right away. Think there was a similar one with problems to it on etsy so I did not bid on that one.
The patina on this one is one of the nicest I have ever seen, which it does not show too well in the pictures, but showing better in the pictures that I have added !~