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174
Henri-Honoré Plé
FRENCH
FEMME KABYLE
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 25,000 USD
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174
Henri-Honoré Plé
FRENCH
FEMME KABYLE
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 25,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Ceramics, Silver & Works of Art

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Henri-Honoré Plé
1853-1922
FRENCH
FEMME KABYLE
signed Henri Ple Sculptur to the underside of proper left arm.

bronze, dark brown patina with red cold-painted highlights


height 25 1/2 in.
65 cm
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Catalogue Note

Henri Plé entered enthusiastically into the vogue for Orientalism, which brought a highly creative response in sculpture. Sculptors took the opportunity to render the luxuriant treatment of Middle Eastern costumes and accoutrements as in the present lot showing traditional costume and jewelry from North Africa. Here the subject-matter perfectly matched the introduction of multi-colored patinas to pick out the vivid contrasts and exotic details.

Compare with a the similar model sold Christie's New York, April 12, 2007, lot 32 ($60,000)

19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Ceramics, Silver & Works of Art

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New York