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Large Art Deco Patinated Bronze Nude Female Sculpture - Signed Prof O. Poertzel


£3,250 | $4,529 USD | €3,788 EUR
Item Number: SA726649
Date of manufacture: 1920
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Quiet Street Antiques of Bath
This antique has been viewed 30 times in the past month with the most views from the United States.


A fine quality and quite large patinated bronze study of a young female nude - "The Bather" - wearing nothing but a hairband and carrying a towel behind her.
The figure is supported on a one piece bronze base, integral to the figure. Signed "Prof O Poertzel"
This famous German sculptor Otto Poertzel (1876-1963) was known for his naturalistic Art Deco sculptures of dancers, bathers (in this case) and film stars. He ran his own studio in Coburg, and became one of the most prominent sculptors in Germany, for many years he was under the special protection of the Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha who granted him many commissions. His works were to be found in the salons of the German Royal Courts and a few were purchased by the King of Bulgaria. His work is simlar to that of Ferdinand Preiss, which may be partly due to the fact that they once shared a studio in Berlin together for a while. Poertzel exhibited many times in his own right, including at the St Louis Worlds Fair (1904) and The Brussels International Art Exhibition (1910)
Dated: circa 1920
Height: 19.5 inches (50cm)
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Internal Ref: Stock No. 912/2020/QSA


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1920.


Height = 50 cm (19.7")
Width = 0 cm (0.0")
Depth = 0 cm (0.0")

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