G. Hauchecorne - Smiling Chinese (1)
Gaston Hauchecorne (1880-1945) - Terra-cota
Small and rare terra-cota representing a smiling Chinese
Nice old patina.
Signed on the base
Height: 11 cm.
Width (base): 7,8 cm.
Thickness (base): 5,7 cm.
Perfect genuine condition
Very representative of this French sculptor’s work.
Maybe a study for a group called « conversation à trois » - visible on this site
Please note: this terra-cota was used for the display of a jewelry in Grenoble (France) together with another one.
This explains why you can still find a sticker from the jewelry under the base… Sold separately
Born in Le Havre (France), he started to expose in the early twenties at the «salon des Artistes Français» a few classical subjects as well a a large range of oriental figures treated with naturalism and humour.
Most of the subjects are made in natural terra-cota or in bronze en bronze with cire perdue technique by Susse editor, or sometime by Lehmann editor.
Thierry Roche - Dictionnaire biographique des sculpteurs des années 1920-1930
Editions Beau Fixe, 2007
S. Richemond - Les salons des artistes coloniaux - Paris
Editions de l’amateur, 2003
Catley B. - Art-Deco & other figures
Antique collector’s club, 1977
Price: 290 €