La MerSculptor: Francios Raoul Larche Origin: France height: 16.25 in.x width: 8.75 in. x depth: 8.75 in. Year: circa 1905
François-Raoul Larche was a French Art Nouveau sculptor who was one of several artists inspired by the dancer Loie Fuller; one of his best-known sculptural bronze lamp depicts Loié Fuller dancing with part of her drapery billowing above and behind her head like a flame. However his smaller pieces - humidors, lamps, goblets, ashtrays, vases and center pieces were recreated in pewter and bronze by Siot-Decauville. These sculptures included a wide range of subjects from mythological figures, religious figures, and peasant girls.