Art Deco Ivory Nude Flapper Lady on Onyx Base Ashtray Vanity Tray
Genuine art deco c. 1920 hand carved ivory nude lady sculpture, vide pouche or vanity, dresser tray and decorative display on green onyx tray. The nude is sitting a gilt bronze pillar placed on an onyx base. Most probably designed to be a jewelry or trinket tray, it has been speculated, in keeping with designs Preiss/Kessler firm, that this may be one of their masterpieces. The firm was well known for delicate carved ivory figures in combination with bronze, marble or onyx. Ferdinand Preiss was born February 13, 1882 and died in 1943. He studied in Paris and is well known for his ivory and bronze masterpieces. This lovely, small carved 'Reading Nude' is hand carved from genuine ivory and appears to be dangling her delicate toes in the onyx pool. The very fine and delicate details in the carving of the ivory is outstanding with. Truly an outstanding decorative object de art. CONDITION: The ivory sculpture is in excellent condition. The onyx base does have some bites appropriate to it's 80+ years, most noticeable on the rear left. SIZE: The whole figure is 90mm tall x 115 wide and 75mm deep.
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