Auntique & Uncle Tony

Sellers of Antique Bookends, Vintage Glass, & Collectibles

X-1 Company

Circa 1927

“Loie Fuller”

Price: $675 / pair

“Loie Fuller” – X-1 – Circa 1927Bronze-finished gray metal in the Art Nouveau style.  7” high x 4-3/4” wide x 4” deep.  Weighs 6-1/2 lbs. the pair.  Very rare.

Felt missing on bottom.  Wonderful age appropriate condition.     

# 3761

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The real Loie Fuller…

American born Marie Louise Fuller was the first American modern dancer to perform in Europe. She became an overnight sensation after appearing at the Folies Bergere in 1892 in Paris, where she danced across the stage enveloped in yards of swirling, shimmering cloth illuminated by multi-colored spotlights.  She attracted the attention of many artists, and is considered to be the personification of the Art Nouveau movement.

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Once the most famous dancer in the world, Loie Fuller developed the acceptance of Modern Dance as a serious art form, and introduced Isadora Duncan to Parisian audiences.   Not taken seriously in the US, she moved to Paris, became the darling of Parisian Society, befriended Toulouse-Lautrec, Auguste Rodin, Marie Curie, and Queen Marie of Romania.


A regular performer at the Folies Bergere with works such as “Fire Dance”, Fuller became the embodiment of the Art Nouveau movement.  Her serpentine Dance was filmed by the pioneering film-makers Auguste and Louis Lumiere.


Fuller was a great promoter.  Whenever she went on tour through Europe and America, she would commission “souvenirs” of herself to be made in metal bookends and porcelain flower frogs to be sold in the theatres where she performed… Mementos of the new Modern Dance.

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