Prof Otto Poertzel (1876-1963) 'The Butterfly Dancers' a Cold-Painted Bronze and Carved Ivory Study, circa 1925
Lot 87Y
Prof Otto Poertzel (1876-1963)
'The Butterfly Dancers' a Cold-Painted Bronze and Carved Ivory Study, circa 1925
£22,000 - 26,000
US$ 37,000 - 44,000
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Prof Otto Poertzel (1876-1963)
'The Butterfly Dancers' a Cold-Painted Bronze and Carved Ivory Study, circa 1925
cast and carved as two female dancers in light green tunic costume, posing sur les points off a faceted onyx base
42cm high, signed in cast 'Prof Poertzel' with 'PK' foundry mark for Preiss & Kassler

Footnotes

  • Literature:

    Victor Arwas, 'Art Deco Sculpture, Academy Editions, 1992, pg. 154

    Bryan Catley, 'Art Deco and other Figures', Antique Collectors' Club, 2003, pg. 309

    Alberto Shayo, 'Ferdinand Preiss; Art Deco Sculptor', Antique Collectors' Club, 2005, pg. 160-161 for similar studies executed by Ferdinand Preiss
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