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ANTIQUE NUMBER SA1000666: Early 20th Century Art Deco Sculpture Entitled "Thoughts Clock" By Ferdinand Priess

Early 20th Century Art Deco Sculpture Entitled "Thoughts Clock" By Ferdinand Priess

£12,500    $16,274    €14,850
A magnificent early 20th Century Art Deco geometric green onyx and black marble 8 day movement clock with gilt metal face. The clock complete with a figure of one of Preiss's most famous carvings 'Thoughts' - a seated nude in thoughtful contemplation, her knees bent with her elbows resting on them, her chin placed on her clasped hands, signed F Preiss
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 
Height: 45 cm
 
Width: 51 cm
 
Condition: Excellent Original Condition
 
Circa: 1925
 
Materials: Bronze, Ivory & Marble
 
Book Ref Ferdinand Preiss by Alberto Shayo
 
Page No 100 & 102
 
SKU: 8975
 
Defra No: AAJNRCYM
 
ABOUT
 
Art Deco 8-day movement clock is a timepiece embodying the iconic Art Deco style popularized in the 1920s and 1930s. It features sleek geometric lines, bold colors, and luxurious materials. Its precise 8-day movement ensures accurate timekeeping, making it a timeless and elegant addition to any interior space.
 
Ferdinand Preiss Thoughts
 
Ferdinand Preiss was born on the 13th February 1882 in Erbach in the Odenwald. From the age of 15 he lived with the family of the famous ivory carver Philipp Willmann, where he was trained to be an ivory carver in his own right. In 1901 he travelled to Rome and Paris, where he earned his living as a modeller.
 
In Baden-Baden he befriended Arthur Kassler who became his companion. With Kassler he founded the company Preiss & Kassler, an ivory-carving business with a workshop in Berlin.
 
In 1907 he married a Berliner, Margarethe Hilme. Soon afterwards his son Harry and his daughter Lucie were born. At first, the available models of the new compan...
Antique #SA1000666, showcased on this page, originates from 1920. For historical context, the timeline below highlights the period when it was made:
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