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Danseuse Des Indies by Ignacio Gallo, originally circa 1927 with Millefiori Shade, NOT a Gerdago Girl

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Art Deco Bronze95 of 238J.B. Hirsch Bookends, Contemplar By Henri FugereHotel Saskatchewan Tiffany Lamps circa 1925 to 1926, Art Deco Bronze
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    Posted 6 years ago

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    This is NOT a Gerdago Girl. It is Danseuse Des Indies by Ignacio Gallo and documented by The Hirsch Foundry in the book by Harold Berman called The Encyclopedia of Bronzes Sculptors and Founders, page 1173. These "assemblages" were cast in 99.997% pure zinc known as spelter but now known largely as "French Bronze."

    This example is different from other examples in my collection in several significant ways. First the hands are white, usually they would be gold as the original patina. Another big variation is the hat which is incised on the sides normally but this example is smooth of those incisions. Also very unusual is the face is looking more at the viewer instead of slightly downwards and away, as in all my other examples.

    The Hirsch foundry had special knowledge about the whereabouts of many moulds that were hidden just before WW2 by the original bankrupt founders, and after the war had them dug up and shipped to NYC. They used these moulds and began large production of some of them in 1946 and 1966, after a big show they held showing some of their new exciting discoveries.When they first went to Paris to dig up these valuable moulds, they may have not known that it would take them 20 years to find all of over 2000 parts and bring them back to the U.S. As of 1980 most had been put together and they still had several years to go to finish the whole Collection Francaise.

    Those 2 dates are indicative of a large import business going on around the world, especially in Italy and North America where countless businesses had their beginnings is 1946 and later on in 1966 for new lamps especially. You usually find these examples in good condition since they were manufactured after the wars.

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    1. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 6 years ago
      Very very nice, Phil!!
    2. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      She is magnificent ! and what a great write up Phil ! I always learn something on your posts . Love love her xoxo
    3. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 6 years ago
      Very nice, Phil...
    4. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      Thank you Mrstyndall for the nice comment.
    5. pollyperkins pollyperkins, 6 years ago
      Great girl, great information!
    6. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      She fits so well in your collection, Phil!
      I love the millefiori shade too, it must be totally amazing when lit :)
    7. bijoucaillouvintage bijoucaillouvintage, 6 years ago
      Just fabulous! How I would love to have her in my living room...
    8. MALKEY MALKEY, 6 years ago
      Smashing stylistic piece PhilD lovely !!!!!!!!
    9. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 6 years ago
    10. mcheconi mcheconi, 6 years ago
      It's so nice to see your fabulous pieces coming back to CW. Don't you ever leave us again!
    11. inky inky, 6 years ago
      Love it!.. it's just wonderful!...:-)
    12. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      Thanks Mani for the love and kindness !
    13. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      Thanks Brunswick for the love and comment, right back at you !
    14. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      Thank you Roycroft !
    15. Wandlessfairy Wandlessfairy, 6 years ago
      Wow this is lovely. Let me know if you ever have a garage sale !!!
    16. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      Thank you pollyperkins, appreciated.
    17. Radegunder Radegunder, 6 years ago
      What a beauty, love those colors!!!
    18. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 6 years ago
      Fantastic post Phil, TY. The molds being hidden and buried during the war etc. I didn't know any of that. Very interesting stuff. The lamps a stunner too.
    19. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      Thank you kyra, I love these lamps and yes they look great lit up, especially when you have 4 in a row lit up :)
    20. antiquerose antiquerose, 6 years ago
      HEY....................Is your Avatar now Cigar Smoking ? LOL

      It was just hot before, but now it is smokin !!
    21. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      LOL Rose, love to you, the full pic is on one of my beswick posts !~
    22. roddyq roddyq, 6 years ago
      The lamp shade is really something.
    23. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      Thanks Roddy, the shades are always well bid on whenever they come up for sale.
    24. Caperkid, 6 years ago
      Happy Easter Phil love the new profile picture.
    25. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      Thanks Caperkid, most appreciated.
    26. Karenoke Karenoke, 6 years ago
      You share great, amazing items! With great amazing knowledge and prominence!
      I enjoy learning from you.
      And I've looked way back in the early days of this site and somewhat learned why you protect yourself and your belongings so well. And with that said. If I wanted to show a friend an item from your great collection, how can I do so? In a way you are ok with? And I promise you, my friends know I do not and likely never will own any item you own, they'd laugh their butts off if I claimed I
      Love the new page pic, is it a photo or painting? But it still don't top the last page pic, it was really unique!
      Regards, Karen
    27. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 5 years ago
      bijoucaillouvintage thank you for your kindness !
    28. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      Thank you mcheconi for the nice words, you have been a blessing to me on this site.
    29. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 2 years ago
      Thank you Hoot60, the best to you !~
    30. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 2 years ago
      Thanks Karen, I always appreciate your kind words, I never know what this site will let me do or don't !~

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