Property from a Private Collection
1860 - 1912
signed RAOUL LARCHE, stamped with foundry mark SIOT PARIS and number U605
gilt bronze, on veined green marble base
height of bronze 11⅜ in.; 29 cm
Standard surface abrasions. Some gilding rubbed. Would benefit from light cleaning. Minor chips around edges of marble base.
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Les Violettes was originally commissioned by the French government in marble and Larche first exhibited the group at the Paris Salon of 1899 and the following year at the Exposition Universelle. The group is similar in style to the Loïe Fuller lamps, and epitomises Larche's interest in the fluid forms of Art Nouveau.