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

BUTTERFLY DANCERS, CIRCA 1925

Details
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
Literature
Alberto Shayo, Ferdinand Preiss, Art Deco Sculptor, The Fire and the Flame, Suffolk, p. 161 (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.

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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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