Art Deco style lamp monkey with umbrella PLUIE

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Art Deco style lamp monkey with umbrella PLUIE by Max Le Verrier.
Patinated metal on marble base, frosted glass umbrella shade.
Design 1927.
Posthumous contemporary cast at the Le Verrier foundry in Paris.
With certificate of authenticity.

History about the lamp with monkey :
It was in front of the cages of the Jardin des Plantes that Max LE VERRIER created his monkey with an umbrella, a three-year-old chimpanzee who answered to the pretty name of BOUBOU.
A great friendship was born between the monkey and the artist.
BOUBOU, held by the goalkeeper outside the cage, agreed to strike a pose in exchange for bananas.
Moreover, every morning, he looked at the side of the entrance to wait for the one who was going to immortalize him in bronze.
This sculpture received a medal at the Salon des Humoristes in 1927.

 

 

Artist / Maker Max Le Verrier
Signature/ Marks M. Le Verrier, foundry seal.
Style Art Deco
Date 1927, posthumous contemporary cast.
Material Green patinated metal. Marble base. Frosted glass shade.
Origin France
Size (cm) H. 43 cm. x L. 32 cm. x W. 29 cm.
Size (inches) H. 16.9 inch x L. 12.6 inch x W. 11.4 inch
Condition Excellent.
Literature

Art Deco sculpture, Alistair Duncan. Statuettes of the Art Deco period, Alberto Shayo.
Art Deco sculpture, Victor Arwas, Academy.
Art Deco and other figures, Brian Catley, Antique collectors club.
Bronzes, sculptors and founders, H. Berman, Abage.
Dictionnaire des peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs et graveurs, E. Benezit. Gründ.
The dictionary of sculptors in bronze, James Mackay.
Antique collectors club Dictionnaire illustré des sculpteurs animaliers & fondeurs de l’antiquité à nos jours, Jean Charles Hachet. Argus Valentines.

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Art Deco style lamp monkey with umbrella Max Le Verrier