12 June 2003
'FLAME LEAPER', A COLD-PAINTED BRONZE AND IVORY SCULPTURE**
Cast and carved from a model by Ferdinand Preiss, circa 1925
on stepped green onyx base
14¼in. (36.2cm.) high
base engraved F. Preiss
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cf. Victor Arwas, op. cit., p. 167.
See also: Catley, op. cit., p. 276.
Alastair Duncan, The Encyclopedia of Art Deco, 1988, p. 35.
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