Very Finely Carved Handle in the Form of a Young Boy with Curly Hair Wearing a French Sailor's Hat, Ribbons Flowing From the Back of His Hat, Having a Shirt Collar with Anchors at the Edges 3-1/2"H x 1-1/2"Diam., Small Silver Collar, Malacca Shaft with 1-1/4" Ivory Ferrule, Attributed to the German Sculptor, Ferdinand Preiss, Ca. 1925 34-1/4"L.
"The Greatest of the Art Deco Sculptors was Ferdinand Preiss (1882-1943) Who Was Descended From German Ivory Carvers on Both Sides of his Family. The Dieppe Dynasties of Ivory Workers in France Provided a Continuity in the Art of Ivory Carving Which Was Paralleled only in Erbach, Germany" from the book "Ivory" Published by Harry Abrams.
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