Dancer by Affortunato Gory

Superb sculpture in white Carrara marble and gilded bronze by the Italian artist Affortunato Gory.

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Superb sculpture in white Carrara marble and gilded bronze by the Italian artist Affortunato Gory.

This elegant work, of remarkable finesse, is placed on a « Portor » base.

Portoro or Portovenere marble is a precious and very rare black marble that has been quarried in Italy since antiquity. In Roman times, Portoro marble was often used to embellish imperial villas.

In the 18th and 19th centuries, it was found as a decorative object in Belgium, France and Switzerland, embellishing the prestigious châteaux of Versailles, Marly and Compiègne.

In the 20th century, it adorned and adorned very elegant « Art Deco » style furniture and fireplaces.

Affortunato Gori (or Gory) was an Italian sculptor active from 1895 to 1925, the year he died. Originally from Florence, he studied sculpture at the Accademia di Belle Arti under Augustus Rivalta.

Like many Italian artists, Gory emigrated to Paris at the beginning of the 20th century to practice his art.

He changed his name from Fortunato Gori to Affortunato Gori and began to exhibit at the Salon des Artistes Français in 1902 with a bronze and marble bust of a woman.

His graceful female sculptures combine bronze and marble, alabaster or ivory materials.He continued to present his works there until 1923.

Gilded bronze.

White Carrara marble.

« Portor » marble.

Circa 1910.

Height : 52 cm.

Length x Width : 24,5 x 16,5 cm.

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