'Torch Dancer', circa 1925
A cold-painted bronze and ivory figure
modelled balancing on one leg, her back arched, holding up two torches, wearing only a pair of culottes, on a green onyx base, signed F. Preiss 38.5cm high
Please see Bonhams sale Wednesday 30 May, 2007, Lot 206 for a similar model and pg. 165 'Ferdinand Preiss, Art Deco Sculptor, The Fire and the Flame' by Alberto Shayo, publ. Antique Collectors Club, 2005.