Ferdinand (Fritz) Preiss (German, 1882-1943) model 1081
Lot 1154Y
Ferdinand (Fritz) Preiss (German, 1882-1943)
model 1081
Sold for US$ 81,250 inc. premium
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Ferdinand (Fritz) Preiss (German, 1882-1943)
model 1081
Archer (Diana)
cold painted bronze, carved and painted ivory, onyx
inscribed F.Preiss, impressed PK
overall height 23in (59.4cm); width 13in (33cm); depth 6 3/4in (17cm); height of figure 17in (43.2cm)

Footnotes

  • 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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