Casted in the first half of the 20th century (probably in the 1930s), Amazon au Javelot was produced by the Le Verrier workshop – as stated by the stamp on its base. Signed “Fayral” (a pseudonym of Pierre le Faguays), the bronze sculpture with a green patina measures roughly 60 cm high and weighs 13.5 kg. This tiny elegant Amazon is sale on Catawiki’s platform.

Lot #17736151. Amazon au Javelot, Pierre le Faguays. Courtesy Catawiki Lot #17736151. Amazon au Javelot, Pierre le Faguays. Courtesy Catawiki

€1,600 but it is being placed at a starting price of €1,300. As a comparison, an identical model produced by the same sculptor fetched around €2,000 euros at Aguttes (Paris) not so long ago.

Lot #17736151. Amazon au Javelot (detail), Pierre le Faguays. Courtesy Catawiki Lot #17736151. Amazon au Javelot (detail), Pierre le Faguays. Courtesy Catawiki

Born in Rezé, France in 1892, Pierre le Faguays is today recognized as an accomplished sculptor. His creations are appreciated by many art lovers in auction rooms. Following his studies at Geneva’s School of Fine Arts, he made a name for himself as a major sculptor in the 1920s-30s. His heroic style with an Art Deco flavour found success and led him to show in numerous Parisian salon during his days.

Lot #17736151. Amazon au Javelot, Pierre le Faguays. Courtesy Catawiki Lot #17736151. Amazon au Javelot, Pierre le Faguays. Courtesy Catawiki

The Amazon on sale is typical of the small bronzes that he produced to cater to the tastes of the era. But the sculptor also worked with terracotta, marble and stone. He usually created his works after live models, which accounts for the energy and fast movement visible in many of his creations. Pierre le Faguays’ javelin thrower is on sale until 12 April. Don’t miss it!

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