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    Sale 12036

    Christie's Interiors

    18 May 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 135

    A PAIR OF FERDINAND PREISS (1882-1943) COLD-PAINTED BRONZE AND IVORY FIGURES

    'LADY' AND 'GENTLEMAN', CIRCA 1925, EACH ENGRAVED F. PREISS

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    A PAIR OF FERDINAND PREISS (1882-1943) COLD-PAINTED BRONZE AND IVORY FIGURES
    'LADY' AND 'GENTLEMAN', CIRCA 1925, EACH ENGRAVED F. PREISS
    Cast and carved from a model as a lady with a bonnet and a man with a frock coat and cane, onyx plinths

    IMPORTANT NOTICE ON LOTS CONTAINING IVORY:
    The USA has recently changed its policy on the import of property containing elephant ivory. Only Asian Elephant ivory may be imported into the USA, and imports must be accompanied by DNA analysis and confirmation the object is more than 100 years old. Buyers will be responsible for the costs of obtaining any DNA analysis or other report required in connection with their proposed import into the USA. A buyer’s inability to export or import a lot is not a basis for cancelling their purchase.
    both 7 ¼ in. (18.5 cm.) high


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