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Art Deco Bronze Panther, Maurice Prost
REF: MHA / LA76671
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This is a stunning Art Deco bronze 'panthere marchant'. This piece is not signed but is from the original by 'maurice prost'. It is marked bronze on the back leg. An original and rare French Art Deco period prowling panther by the phenomenal Maurice Prost (1894-1967) this sculpture inspired by one created as a life size bronze panther for the colonial exhibition in Paris 1931. This sculpture is bronze on a black slate base and is circa 1930's although prost lost an arm in the first world war he went on to be known as one of the greatest sculptors of the art deco period and exhibited in edgar brandt's gallery at the salon d'automne in 1923 and received countless accolades and awards for his work.
Merchant House Antiques has clarified that the Art Deco Bronze Panther, Maurice Prost (LA76671) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c.1930
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