12 June 2003
'HARLEQUIN DANCERS', A COLD-PAINTED BRONZE AND IVORY SCULPTURE**
Cast and carved from a model by Professor Otto Poertzel, circa 1925
13 7/8in. (35.3cm.) high
signed in the maquette Prof. Poertzel
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Professor Otto Poertzel was a Berlin designer who worked on an occasional free lance basis for Ferdinand Preiss' firm, Preiss & Kassler, and was also employed by another Berlin foundry, Rosenthal und Maeder.
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