Chryselephantine sculpture, bronze, ivory
raised on its genuine portor marble base
cast by ETLING
total height : 52,5 cm
length of the base : 42 cm
A similar model is reproduced in "Art Deco and other figures" par Bryan Catley, page 293.
Lucille Sévin was a French female sculptor, active from 1920 to 1940. She was a pupil of the sculptor François-Léon Sicard (1862-1934). She made many chryselephantine sculptures in the Art Deco style, using materials such as bronze, silver or gold, and ivory. Her work was skillfully implemented and distributed by art publisher Edmond Etling. For a time, Sévin was artistic director of Etling. Her husband, the sculptor Jean Théodore Delabassé, also worked for Etling.
Sévin also worked in glass, ceramics and porcelain. Her frosted and iridescent milky glass dancers, like Isadora Duncan from 1925, were made for Etling in a glass factory in Choisy-le-Roi.
Sévin exhibited at the Salon of the Society of French Artists in Paris and became a member of the Society. Lucille Sévin won the bronze medal in 1932 and the gold medal at the 1937 Paris World Fair. She also exhibited her work at the Salon d'Automne Society in Paris.
10 000 €