12 June 2003
'CON BRIO', A COLD-PAINTED BRONZE AND IVORY SCULPTURE**
Cast and carved from a model by Ferdinand Preiss, circa 1925
on green-banded black onyx base
15 1/8in. (38.2cm.) high
signed in the maquette F. Preiss
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cf. Victor Arwas, op. cit., p. 172.
See also: Bryan Catley, op. cit., p. 283.
Martin Battersby, The Decorative Thirties, revised edition, 1988, p. 139.
Notice Regarding the Sale of Material from Endangered Species.
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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