Pair of Regency Giltwood Wall Sconces, ca 1820
Gilt and Ivory Bronze statue by Gori of a Boy in a Cloak
A gilt bronze of a boy wearing a cloak and with his face carved from ivory.
Signed “Gori” on the plinth. A really lovely bronze from an artist who lived for only 30 years. Registered as exempt under the Ivory Act 2018 – Submission Reference: F3NGHR5G.
Affortunato Gory (Gori) was a French-Italian artist who specialized in Art Deco figurative sculpture, often combining materials such as bronze, ivory, and marble to dazzling effect.
Born in 1895 in Florence, Italy, Gory emigrated to France after studying with noted sculptor Augusto Rivalta at the Accademia di Belle Arti in his home city. He continued to practice and learn from the French artist Victorien-Antoine Bastet after his move to Paris, and exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français on multiple occasions.
Little else is known about the artist, who died in 1925.