Ferdinand Preiss (German, 1882-1943),
'Flame Leaper', c.1935, a carved ivory, patinated bronze and resin, raised on a stepped onyx plinth, signed 'F Preiss' to the back of the plinth,
Provenance: The Peter and Pat Croft Collection
Literature: Bryan Catley, 'Art Deco and other Figures', Antique Collectors' Club, London, 1978, p.277, illustrated, for a similar model.
Alberto Shayo, 'Ferdinand Preiss, Art Deco Sculptor, The Fire and the Flame', Antique Collectors' Club, Woodbridge, 2005, p.164 illustrated, for a similar model.
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Sold for £21,000
14.5cm deep, 20cm wide approx.
Missing one of the torches. Patination good overall
Join between ivory and bronze to the chest area slightly loose.
Two dark lines to the left thigh and line to the right leg around the knee.
LInes to the side of the face.
Some lines to the front of the stomach area. Chips to the onyx plinth. Both back corners to the top and base of the lowest section. Also chips to the sides and the front edges.
Build up of dust to the hair, hands and
Not detached from the plinth to check for foundry mark.
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