This plaque is made of Gesso (plaster) and is made from a cast which was taken from the entrance porch of the Folies Bergere building in Paris in 1926, which depicts the dancer Nina Nickolska. The original is of concrete and was designed by Maurice Picaud. These plaques were made in a limited number for commemorative purposes and distributed as gifts to the members of Pico’s family, and apparently for sale to patrons of the theatre. It is gilded in very high relief, and is mounted in a heavy quality frame of oak.
Good condition with minor ageing as one would expect and it is possible that this particular plaque has been regilded or varnished at some time in the past.
26 inches (66cm) square.