AFTER François Pompon (French, 1855-1933) Ours blanc (Conceived in 1922, this bronze in the reduced size of 1925, this cast at a later date.)

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Lot 66* AR
AFTER François Pompon
(French, 1855-1933)
Ours blanc

Sold for £ 10,000 (US$ 13,585) inc. premium
AFTER François Pompon (French, 1855-1933)
Ours blanc
signed 'POMPON' (on the side of the left hind paw) and stamped with the foundry mark 'CIR C. VALSUANI PERDUE' (on the underside on the left hand paw)
bronze with brown-black patina
24 x 44cm (9 7/16 x 17 5/16in).
Conceived in 1922, this bronze in the reduced size of 1925, this cast at a later date.

Footnotes

  • Provenance;
    Private collection, Switzerland.
    Thence by descent to the present owner.

    Literature;
    E. Des Courières, François Pompon, Vingt-sept reproductions de sculptures, Paris, 1926, p. 49 (another cast illustrated and incorrectly dated '1921').
    R. Demeurisse, Catalogue illustré des oeuvres de François Pompon, Paris, 1934, no. 88 (marble version illustrated n.p.).
    V. Arwas, Art Deco, London, 1992 (another cast illustrated p. 170).
    M. Dufrène, Authentic Art Deco Interiors from the 1925 Paris exhibition, Suffolk, 1989, pl. 26 (another cast illustrated n.p.).
    C. Chevillot, L. Colas & A. Pingeot, François Pompon, 1855 - 1933, Paris, 1994, no. 122 (another cast illustrated pp. 211 & 212).
    Exh. cat., Rétrospective François Pompon 1855 - 1933, Paris, 1999, nos. 85 & 87 (another cast illustrated n.p.).
    C. Benton, T. Benton & G. Wood, Art Deco 1910 - 1939, London, 2003, no. 12.11 (another cast illustrated p. 149).
    E. Bréon & R. Pepall, Ruhlmann: Genius of Art Deco, exh. cat., Italy, 2004, no. 74 (another cast illustrated p. 46 and marble version illustrated p. 300 and titled ' Polar bear').
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AFTER François Pompon (French, 1855-1933) Ours blanc (Conceived in 1922, this bronze in the reduced size of 1925, this cast at a later date.)
AFTER François Pompon (French, 1855-1933) Ours blanc (Conceived in 1922, this bronze in the reduced size of 1925, this cast at a later date.)
AFTER François Pompon (French, 1855-1933) Ours blanc (Conceived in 1922, this bronze in the reduced size of 1925, this cast at a later date.)
AFTER François Pompon (French, 1855-1933) Ours blanc (Conceived in 1922, this bronze in the reduced size of 1925, this cast at a later date.)
AFTER François Pompon (French, 1855-1933) Ours blanc (Conceived in 1922, this bronze in the reduced size of 1925, this cast at a later date.)
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