• 20th Century Decorative Art  & auction at Christies

    Sale 7759

    20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    27 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 4

    OTTO POERTZEL (1876-1963) FERDINAND PREISS (1882-1943)

    BUTTERFLY DANCERS, CIRCA 1925

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    OTTO POERTZEL (1876-1963) FERDINAND PREISS (1882-1943)
    BUTTERFLY DANCERS, CIRCA 1925
    cold-painted bronze, carved ivory, on onyx plinth
    17 in. (43 cm.) high
    signed on the bronze socle PROF.POERTZEL; engraved marks to the onyx plinth Prof. O. Poertzel, foc and F. Preiss, together with a PK foil label for Preiss-Kassler


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    This sculpture has been attributed to Poertzel and Preiss and in this instance is signed by both.

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    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.


    Literature

    Alberto Shayo, Ferdinand Preiss, Art Deco Sculptor, The Fire and the Flame, Suffolk, p. 161 (design illustrated)