Posted 4 years ago
Inherited these from my great grandparents and have enjoyed looking at them for their grace and elegance over the last 20 years. There is something very magical about these Pixie girls. I love the soft lines and the contrast with the pointed hat and, of course, those divine faces.
The body is a painted (to look bronze) metal and they sit on a black marble platform. Overall about 5 inches tall and 5 plus inches long. Some paint chipped to reveal a base metal but overall in GREAT condition. Faces are painted to mimic flesh tones. Each one weighs well over 3 pounds.
Not signed, that I can see, but I have seen this style called French Art Deco and the design attributed to Geradago with reference to a foundry or maker called Hirsch?
The wispy, waiflike, elfen Pixie girl, whose hand is up near her face to shield her from the light of the globe/orb, just seems so mystical to me. Perhaps that is a crystal ball, metaphorically.
I have NEVER been able to find out if the globe/ball was original or some kind of improvised replacement for something else--but they seem so appropriate in size and image. I have seen Pixie Girl lamps with globe glass that illuminates so I like to think this is all from back in the day.
If you know anything else about this marvelous pair, please tell us.