Lot: 458

'Diana', c. 1928

Ferdinand Preiss

H. 24.5 cm (with base). Bronze, cold-painted, head, upper body, arms and legs made of carved ivory, partially painted. Brass rods, patina. Signed on the back of the base: F. Preiss (engraved). Rectangular base made of green onyx with ivory feet.

This lot contains  materials protected by the Washington conservation agreement such as ivory, rhino horn, rosewood etc. Many countries have changed their import / export laws regarding these materials in recent years. Thus, Quittenbaum needs to ask any potential Buyer to check with their own government regarding any importation requirements prior to placing a bid. 

Hammer Price: 22,000 €

153C - Art Nouveau - Art Deco
18. November 2020 at 3:00 PM MEZ CET


Shayo, Ferdinand Preiss, Woodbridge 2005, p. 105, ibid, p. 49, photo of the Preiss & Kassler booth at the Leipzig trade fair, 1930; Catley, Art Deco and other figures, Woodbridge 1998, p. 270 ('The Archer'); Duncan, Art Deco Sculpture, London 2016, p. 206.