Lot 1101: Sold for £3,100 hammer

Estimate £2,000-£3,000

A patinated bronze and ivory figure by Johann Philipp Ferdinand Preiss titled 'The Bat Dancer' modelled as a dancer in a bat wing costume with gilded and silvered finish circa 1925 raised to a large oval onyx with central dish, engraved signature F.Preiss' to base, height 22cm.

Notes - For a similar model, please see Alberto Shayo 'Ferdinand Preiss Art Deco Sculptor' 2005 page 177.

Condition report
There are some very fine and faint lines to the ivory head and the arms. The painted headdress is slightly rubbed. The thumb on the forward arm is missing. The cold painting to the body is rubbed from handling with some scratches to the reverse of the bat winged dress. The oval onyx dish has some frits and chips around the edge of the base. P[LEASE SEE ALL ADDITIONAL IMAGES

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