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Ferdinand Preiss was one of the crucial well-known of the Art Deco sculptors. Most of his sculptures are constituted of chryselephantine although there are a number of made simply from ivory. His figures are finely modelled and detailed and are usually dancers or sportswomen. The most fascinating for collectors are these mounted on bases slightly than dishes or ashtrays.
British furnishings designers of the period, like Heal and Son and Gordon Russel, had their own much less extravagant interpretation of Art Deco extra suited to the British market. They used more acquainted woods like limed oak, walnut and chestnut quite than the unique woods seen in French design. Emphasis was on functionality and using decoration to reinforce the pure great thing about the wood.
Rebecca Wilson is Chief Curator and VP, Art Advisory at Saatchi Art. She was formerly a Director at the Saatchi Gallery, London, where she was instrumental within the launch of the gallery’s on-line presence. In 2007 she created New Sensations, a prize for artwork college students which identifies and helps probably the most thrilling rising artists in the UK. Prior to becoming a member of the Saatchi Gallery, Rebecca worked for 14 years in e-book and artwork magazine publishing: she was editor of ArtReview, and earlier than that deputy editor of Modern Painters. She has over 15 years of experience working with emerging artists.
Another thing to concentrate on is that some modern scent bottles in the Art Deco fashion are being offered. Look for minute scratches on the bottom of the bottle – this is a signal of wear and tear and at least shows the scent bottle is not brand new however has stood on a dressing table, and been picked up an put down in the midst of being used.