Art Déco lady on onyx base
France around 1925
Bronze and alabaster on onyx base.
Kneeling woman holds an alabaster vessel in the hands, with a small bronze lid which can be taken.
The word "Oblivion" means forgotten and probably refers to the effect of the substance which should be burnt in the censer.
Unfortunately, about the French sculptor George Duvernet no biography is discoverable, however, this work shows his big skill, combined with a sense for fashion, because the illustrated bronze from the staging as well as from the point of view of the women's figure absolutely was trendy. Her hair is fashionably cropped and she carries a sort of headband, the apron is formed according to antique models.
Reference: Bryan Catley \"Art deco and other figures \" page 143
Height 48 cm (18,9 inches) | Wide bases: 10 cm (3,9 inches) | Deep bases: 10 cm (3,9 inches)