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PROFESSOR OTTO POERTZEL (1876-1963)

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FERDINAND PREISS (1882-1943); SCHMIDT-KASSEL (1867-1954)

COY DANCER, CIRCA 1920

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FERDINAND PREISS (1882-1943); SCHMIDT-KASSEL (1867-1954) COY DANCER, CIRCA 1920 executed by Gustav Schmidtcassel; cold-painted bronze, cold-painted ivory, green onyx plinth 13 in. (33 cm.) high marked in the socle SCHMIDT-KASSEL
Literature
A. Shayo, Ferdinand Preiss, Art Deco Sculptor: The Fire and the Flame, London, 2005, p. 162 (design illustrated)
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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.

Lot Essay

Berlin sculptor Gustav Schmidtcassel was renowned for his high quality worksmanship. On rare occasions he is known to have executed bronze and ivory sculptures on behalf of Ferdinand Preiss, of which this is a rare example.

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