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Antique Marble Statue by Joe Cormier (Joe Descomps) of Cupid With a Garland of Flowers, 32 Inches High.

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    Posted 6 years ago

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    This is a carved Art Deco 32 inch marble sculpture of Cupid; standing with his bow at his feet and his quiver at his side; a floral garland draped across his torso; signed to verso, reading J. Cormier.

    I was bidding on this piece which I had only just observed in my daily search. It was actually going up in a matter of minutes so I had little time to plan its acquisition. I got somewhat busy during the bidding deciding whether to keep bidding or to quit.

    I DID NOT GET THE PIECE as I did not keep bidding after a certain amount. So I missed a piece by one of the most important Art Deco artists of all time. The only thing I was thinking at the time was that it might be too heavy for the marble topped table that I wanted to put it on. Actually it should have been o.k. with the weight. Joe Cormier pieces are rare and much sought after, and I had never seen this statue before. Even more rare than a chryselypantine statue, he seemed to do very few statues made entirely of marble. I had never seen this gorgeous piece before. I believe it was advertised as a 19th century sculpture but I believe it is around 1925, as all his work looks around the deco period. This one especially looks 1925 from the stylization of cupids hair and the flower garland.

    This statue was last in the collection of an actor who worked with John Wayne, in the movie Commancheros I believe.

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    1. Caperkid, 6 years ago
      Very nice Phil will look great in your collection.
    2. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      Thanks Caperkid, would have looked great, however I missed out !
    3. Caperkid, 6 years ago
      Sorry Phil I thought you got it . The bold letters gave it away. Lol go too bed.
    4. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      That is o.k., Caper, love to all !
    5. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 6 years ago
      Very sorry. I love this!
    6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      OH NO !!!
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      So sorry you missed out on this incredible piece Phil. It's a pretty incredible piece.
    8. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      ooh, Phil... So sorry you didn't win the auction! It would perfectly fit in your collection...
    9. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      How did I miss this yesterday ?! CW has gotten so popular, I have shifted into 4th gear scanning.
    10. Karenoke Karenoke, 6 years ago
      Oh I know you must be heartbroken. But keep looking, maybe another will surface.
    11. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 6 years ago
      Phil, See my new Valentino mag pictures. Thank you for the suggestion!
    12. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      Thanks kindly vintagelamp and vetraio50, much appreciate
    13. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      Thank you jscotto363, appreciate !
    14. KarenLR71, 6 years ago
      I know that feeling of just missing out on something when I've been trying to think it through! Much empathy here!
    15. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      Thank you kyratango, send much love out to you !
    16. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      Thank you blunderbuss !
    17. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Hi Phil! You said somewhere you hated having loads of Pinterest images first when searching for something...
      Me too! I just found you only have to add to your search words:


      No more frustration! :-))
    18. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 6 years ago
      Pinterest--A bother to many, myself included!!
      That is a lovely piece you missed out on
      Does the SNIPE site still exist??, (where you can trump the high bid, unknown to the auction itself.)--You tell your highest bid and in the last second it automatically overbids the high. It is called a "SNIPE" bid--and that might also be the name of the site to work with. Only for online auctions like eBay, etc.
    19. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Yes Lois, it is "powersnipe" for ebay auctions...
    20. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      I have used Auctionsniper .com for years and it has never failed me :-) Had not heard of powersnipe .
      I know the disappointment of not getting something you regret but I always think a better piece and price will come along someday. Keep up the daily search ! xo
    21. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 6 years ago
      Ah, I'm sorry to hear that you weren't able to acquire this most awesome piece. It would certainly fit right in with you. Well, just keep thinking about him in a positive way and he'll one day come around to you again! xoxo
    22. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 6 years ago
      This is one of those times I go back and read the comments after I have commented and I have a statement and some questions... ;)

      It's funny that I see it now, but I said the same thing kyra said-yes, great minds think alike i suppose! Now as for pinterest. I too used to get so annoyed with it because it seemed to always get in the way of my research but just recently I have also noticed a change. One being the fact that if you do choose to look there for a minute, it's no longer something someone has put there a year or more ago, so it seems that have finally filtered that maybe google did that thru images. Anyway, I don't understand kyras comment that you need to add the word pinterest in order to avoid it??? Am I missing something there or read it wrong??? Thanks Phil.
    23. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Share, for avoiding pinterest results in your searches, add the minus sign close to pinterest after your keywords! As this:

      Antique statues -pinterest

      et voilà !
    24. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      Thanks Kyra, you always have a good answer and this one I learned something, but mostly I hate pinterest :)
    25. inky inky, 6 years ago
      So! sorry you missed out on this beautiful piece Phil..but I'm sure it's beacause something more special is coming your way...and sooooo! with you re..'pinterest'.. :-)
    26. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      Thank you inky, love to you as always.
    27. mcheconi mcheconi, 6 years ago
      I missed some pieces I regret not being crazy enough to keep bidding on. Now I follow a quote you once wrote: "Buy, then think how you'll pay for it".
    28. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      I do not use snipe as 90% or higher of auctions that I bid at are NOT EBAY. This snipe seems to be suited for ebay only.
    29. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      Thanks mcheconi, good friend, for the comment. I could have kept bidding live as it was not ebay and snipe is only good for ebay it seems. I made a mistake and now must live with the consequences, and the chances of seeing this piece come up for auction again are pretty much nil. Oh well, will move on !~
    30. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      Thank you shareurpassion for the nice comments !~
    31. kwqd kwqd, 5 years ago
      I can think of four or five pieces that I missed over the past 20 years that I will never forget and still think of.
    32. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
      another real click-bait for me! so beautiful!
    33. epickfaylia epickfaylia, 2 years ago
      No I get that! It feels like its always the ones that get away that stay with you the longest
    34. Rocky22222 Rocky22222, 2 years ago
      grew up with a kid across the road from me named Danny Cormier when i was a boy used to play cards in his basement for smokes cool post to bad it got away... but they say things happen for a reason in our life's .....but who the hell are they later.

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