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Pair of Art Deco Child Figurines 'Hoop Girl' & 'Sunny Boy' by Ferdinand Preiss

$15,612.69

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Two dainty, finely crafted children's figures: Schoolboy with a book under his arm, his hands loosely tucked into his pockets and young girl in play jersey, holding a large hoop and stick behind her. The bare body parts carved out of bone, clothes and shoes made of bronze modeled and cold painted, each mounted on green onyx plinths. Designed by Ferdinand Preiss - Models 1179 and 1123 Johann Philipp Ferdinand Preiss (1882 Erbach - 1943 Berlin) was a German sculptor and one of the leading carvers of Art Déco. Together with Arthur Kassler he founded the company 'Preiss & Kassler' in Berlin in 1906/1907, where they initially produced small sculptures, including children's statuettes and sculptures with motifs that were mainly based on classical ideals. The company was extremely successful in the 1920s, the works usually bear the company monogram PK and the signature F. Preiss. manufactured by Preiss & Kassler, circa 1925 Bronze modeling, casting, cold painting / carved bone and onyx Dimensions: height 21.0 cm / 8.26 in weight 1814 grams / 63.85 oz / 58.32 troy oz Marks: Stamp 'PK' for PREISS & KASSLER on skirt and trousers Signature 'F. Preiss' engaved on back of base Bibliography: Shayo, Alberto: Ferdinand Preiss - Art Deco Sculptor - The fire and the flame, Woodbridge/China 2005, page 130. Condition: excellent Expertise and CITES certification are enclosed with the offer.

Details

  • Creator
    Ferdinand Preiss (Designer, Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 8.26 in. (20.99 cm)Width: 9.44 in. (23.98 cm)Depth: 2.48 in. (6.3 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1925
  • Condition
    Expertise and CITES certification are enclosed with the offer.
  • Seller Location
    Vienna, AT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1014422675062

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