A stunning Art Deco patinated bronze and ivory figure of a nude dancer. Original Portor marble base. Signed to base. French c.1925. Marcel Bouraine (1886-1948) born in Pontoise, France, was self-taught and taken prisoner by the Germans during the 1914-1918 war and was interned in Switzerland where he produced several monuments. He also exhibited at all the main Paris salons. After the war he worked until 1935. Bouraine also produced designs for glass statues which were produced by Argy-Rousseau during the 1930s. Best known for his chryselephantine figures he also made full bronzes and figural groups, many with a classical theme - like Diana the Huntress or his famous Amazonian Diana with shield and spear.