This iconic sculpture was produced in two sizes, a 10 1/2 inch version and this larger and much rarer 17 inch example.
Provenance: A Private Collector, Capetown, South Africa.
Exhibited: Ballet in Bronze...Art Deco Figurines from a Private Collector, Old Town House, Cape Town, South Africa, Summer 2003, cat. no. 36.
Literature: Alberto Shayo, Ferdinand Preiss Art Deco Sculptor, Woodbridge, Antique Collector's Club, 2004, p. 105 for another example. Victor Arwas, Art Deco Sculpture, New York, St. Martins Press, 1992, pps. 188-189. Bryan Catley, Art Deco and Other Figures, Woodbridge, Antique Collectors' Club, 2003, p. 289.
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