A classic Art Deco statuette called The Cigarette Girl, consigned by Elton John will appear at Bonhams’ Design from 1860′ auction. The estimated price is being estimated at around £20,000-30,000. The bronze and ivory figure has a seemingly confident young woman with arms crossed, posing playfully and provocatively with her cigarette.Dressed in a leather jacket and tight fitting pants, the girl seems to be dressed in a style that is way ahead of its time.
The Cigarette Girl was created by Brono Zach. He uaually protrayed women in flirtatious poses in his statues. The artist’s works have showed a steady increase in value in the recent years. In 2009, Bonhams had auctioned another one of his creations called The Riding Crop, which sold for the world record price of £60,000.
He had collected a large number of art deco collectibles in 1970s. Most of it was dispersed at an auction in 1988. Another singer par excellence, Barbara Streisand shared his interest in art deco collectibles, and had amassed a similar collection. It sure would be interesting to see what the beautiful piece fetches at the auction, which is supposed to take place on Wednesday, June 16.