Luxury Design, Past & Present
Made circa 1930 by Stephan Dakon for Vienna Bronze, this Austrian bronze statuette features a young ballet dancer in Ballet Russes inspired attire, cast in solid bronze with a cold-painted chryselephantine, and fixed onto a green onyx base. It is a mesmerizing and unique Art Deco piece by one of the era's youngest and brightest sculptors.
This same dancer can be viewed in the book, "Art Deco and Other Figures" by Bryan Catley on page 121.
Stefan Dakon (1904–1992) was an Austrian artist who worked in close association with Josef Lorenzl, producing many exciting bronze figurine sculptures of the Art Deco period. Dakon's models were used, among others, by members of the association of bronze producers "Wiener Bronzen" ("Vienna Bronze"), as well as, by the famous ceramics' manufacturer, Goldscheider from Vienna. He also designed models for the Austrian ceramics' manufacturer Keramos.