5 June 2019 Important Russian Art Auctions, at Asia House

5 Jun 2019

Artist Index / Full Catalogue


Céline, the Art Deco Woman

§ 43. INDENBAUM, LEON (1890–1981)

Céline, the Art Deco Woman, diptych, each part signed, numbered "3/8" and "4/8" respectively, and with foundry marks on the base.

Each bronze, measuring 66 cm (overall height).
12,000–18,000 GBP


Nos. 3 and 4 from a limited edition of 8 each.

Provenance: Private collection, France.

Authenticity of the work has been confirmed by J.-L. Goiran, the artist’s grandson.

Each part of the present lot is a posthumous lost wax cast executed at the Lauragaise Bronze Foundry (La Fonderie de Bronze Lauragaise) with authorisation of the artist’s family. Representing the artist’s wife, the 1917 diptych – a model for this bronze version, – is part of a series of oak bas-reliefs commissioned by the artist’s sponsors Jacques Doucet and Paul Poiret, famous French couturiers and collectors.


Notes on symbols:
* Indicates 5% Import Duty Charge applies.
Ω Indicates 20% Import Duty Charge applies.
§ Indicates Artist's Resale Right applies.
† Indicates Standard VAT scheme applies, and the rate of 20% VAT will be charged on both hammer price and premium.