29 October 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 4,375
Estimate GBP 2,500 - GBP 3,000
'THE NECKLACE', A BRONZE AND IVORY FIGURE, CIRCA 1925
carved as a maiden seated by a pool holding a string of seed pearls and with bronze roundels in her hair, her robes falling around her legs, on oval green onyx base, signed on onyx F.Preiss
6½in. (16.5cm.) high, 11½in. (29.3cm.) long
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Alberto Shayo, Ferdinand Preiss Art Deco Sculptor, Woodbridge, 2005, p. 120 (similar figure illustrated and recorded as 'Model number 884').
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