Water Carrier Table Lamp by Lipchytz

Beautiful French art deco bronze and ivory (chryselphantine) female water carrier with ivory head and hands carrying two onyx urns which contain the lights.

Made by the Russian artist – Lipchytz.

Fine dinanderie detailing to her top, geometric pleating to her bronze skirt and silvered bronze legs.

Mounted on a flared stepped green Brazilian onyx and Belgium black marble base.

Fitted with an in-line on/off switch.

The item can be seen and confirmed as a Lipchytz on page 230 of the Art Deco Sculpture book by Alastair Duncan (see final picture).

LIPCHYTZ, Samuel (Born Salomon Lipszyc) (1880 – 1943). He travelled to Berlin and then to Paris to practice his art. He lived in La Ruche the famous artists studio in Montparnasse, where all the vibrant artists of the time hung out. His brother Morice also became a very famous artist and his name was modified to Lipsi. Both brothers worked in ivory and in bronze, but Samuel also produced items made of marble and wood. He was also a furniture maker who sometimes inlaid ivory crustaceans into his work.

In 1943 the French police handed him to the Nazis who sent him to Auschwitz where he died.

The statue retains an original sticker to the rear which is unreadable.

Good vintage condition with minor patches of wear to the dinanderie and a small but sound hairline to the ivory face.

Measures 22.75 inches (58cm) high.

This same statue can been seen in the Duncan Art Deco sculptures book.

REF B780


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