• 20th Century Decorative Art  & auction at Christies

    Sale 7759

    20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    27 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 5

    FERDINAND PREISS (1882-1943)

    LIGHTER THAN AIR, CIRCA 1925

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    FERDINAND PREISS (1882-1943)
    LIGHTER THAN AIR, CIRCA 1925
    sculpture of Ada May, cold-painted bronze, carved ivory, acrylic, on onyx and marble base
    13 5/8 in. (34.7 cm.) high
    incised F. Preiss to base and stamped Preiss-Kassler foundry mark PK


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    Literature

    Albert Shayo, Ferdinand Preiss, Art Deco Sculptor, The Fire and the Flame, Suffolk, p. 183 (design illustrated)