Lot # 17 - FERDINAND PREISS BRONZE ART DECO 1925 - SIGNED
Lot Number: 17
Item Location: TEMPLETON, CA (off Hwy 41)
Preview Date/Time: None Scheduled
Pickup Date/Time: SATURDAY, AUG 1, 10AM-3PM
Start Date/Time: 07/24/20 9:00 AM
End Date/Time: 07/30/20 7:17:00 PM
Opening Bid: $5.00
Bid History: 58
Current Bid: $700.00
Minimum Bid:
Highbidder: twoimack
Auction has ended.

Please login to bid.
Description:
  • Ferdinand Preiss has sometimes been incorrectly called Fritz Preiss. His works, are regarded as the pinnacle of Art Deco sculpture and are greatly valued by modern collectors.
  • Preiss's died from a brain tumor on July 29, 1943. The old workshop in Ritterstraße in Berlin, which was housing the stock of samples, was gutted by a fire resulting from a bomb attack shortly before the end of World War II.
  • Preiss designed nearly all the firm's models and many of his most famous works depict modern, naturalistic 20th-century women from the sports and theatrical world.
  • Casting of the pieces was initially done by the Aktien-Gesellschaft Gladenbeck foundry in Berlin[2] and later by their own Preiss & Kassler foundry. With the outbreak of World War I in 1914 the company was employing six extremely skilled carvers from Erbach and exporting regularly to England and the United States. A small factory was set up in England to assemble the sculptures from parts manufactured in Germany.
  • Preiss is remembered as one of the greatest sculptors of the Art Deco era.
  • If you would like to preview this item either in-person or via face-time call Doug to schedule (805) 821-1154. 
  • Shipping is available on this item at bidders cost.
  •  

Click on Photos Below to Enlarge

Join Our Newsletter List

Let's go junkin!

Sign-up for our newsletter list to start treasure hunting.

True
2
60
2
Share our site with your friends.
False
20
14