There’s no hiding the fact that this dancing lady’s been through the wars a bit, but for all her faults (and she has many) she still makes for a very striking figure! Whoever sculpted the original did such a great job of showing her movement – you almost expect her to kick out her leg and carry on across the stage! And even with the paint that’s been used to cover up any damage, you can still see how slender and beautiful she is. The lady I bought her from said that she had always been painted black, which surprised me because looking at the base I would have thought that she was made from a cream alabaster, but that she had given her another coat to cover up signs of wear. The lady didn’t do the best paint job, but the black does make an impression, and like I said, fortunately you can still see enough detail to make this figurine quite a special one. She’s also quite tall which helps make her quite an imposing piece. I have an art deco bronze reproduction that my father bought me many years ago, and that I’ve displayed as a centre piece on our dining room table – she looked quite dramatic standing there with her head thrown back, and when I saw this figurine I realised she would look just as dramatic, perhaps even more so with her wonderful height!
Dimensions: 44cm tall; Base measures 14cm long x 10cm wide
NB: We’re overseas until the 14th July, so unfortunately there will be a delay in posting/couriering items until we’re back