French Art Deco Charles Lemanceau sculpture, gazelles
An Art Deco high-fired sculpture of gazelles by Charles Lemanceau.
A classic Lemanceau design, it was made by Saint-Clément and sold out of the Paris department store, le Bon Marché from 1929.
Signed on the side.
Height 24cm / 9 1/2 inches
Length : 35cm 13 3/4 inches
Weight : 1.7kg
The sculptor Charles Lemanceau (1905-1980) designed objects for all the prestigious Paris department store ateliers : Primavera, Pomone and La Maitrise. From the 1930s, he was based at La Ruche, a beehive-shaped artists’ community in Paris which still exists today. In an interesting footnote, Lemanceau also designed the tombstone for the ceramist, Louis Lourioux.