Performing Bear Vide Poche by Lavroff, 1930
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Georges Lavroff (Georgi Dmitrievich Lavrov, Russian 1895-1991)
An extremely charming French Cubist Art Deco-era vide poche, the portoro marble dish of horseshoe shape is surmounted by a performing bear in patinated bronze, balancing a gilded ball on his nose and holding one between his paws. Signed indistinctly to the rear of the bear. French, circa 1930.
Depth: 7 inches (18 cm)
Width: 6 inches (17 cm)
Height: 6 inches (15 cm)
Illustrated: Georges Lavroff: un Sculpteur Russe – Paris en 1930, by Claude Mazzucotelli & Pierre Kastelyn, published in 2011, pp 22.
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