Art Nouveau - Art Deco

Pre auction report

In addition to the French glasses, small sculptures have become established as the second major theme of Art Nouveau auctions at Quittenbaum. Like no other, Ferdinand Preiss was able to capture the hedonistic lifestyle of the 1920s in his chryselephantine figures by seductive dancers and athletes. A Flame Dancer is offered for an estimated € 60,000 - 90,000. Also the flute player from the 1920s, eloquently striding on a black marble pedestal, estimated at € 10,000 - 15,000. Otto Poertzel's snake dancer will surely electrify a number of collectors at an estimate of € 20,000 - 30,000.

All objects can be viewed from 23 May as part of the preview.