Lot Archive


№ 674


8 December 1994

Hammer Price:

France, 1900. France. Loïe Fuller, a distinctive and attractive cast bronze Art Nouveau medal by Pierre Roche, figure of Loïe Fuller dancing, reverse un etre qvi n’etait qve lvmiere or et gaze, between orchids, 71mm (PBE 827; BDM V, p.144-5). Extremely fine and very rare

Pierre Roche (1855-1922), student of Dalou and Rodin and one of the founders of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts. He was essentially a sculptor and realised many studies of Loïe Fuller. Loïe Fuller (1862-1928), an American dancer who developed what became known as the Serpentine dance in Paris, where she ran a dancing school.