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Captured Bird by Lorenzl for Goldscheider*
This is another fine example of the classic Goldscheider Art Deco figure “Captured Bird” which was designed and sculpted by the artist Josef Lorenzl in 1922.
Portraying the young dancer Niddy Impekoven, striding to the left with her arms outstretched and her gossamer wing dress draping in such a way as to look like butterfly wings. It’s clear to see why this figure is also known as the Butterfly Girl.
This particular piece is in the larger size at approximately 46.5 cm tall.
Beautifully painted with great attention to detail, the wings of the dress being in rich shades with vivid blue markings, the pale flesh tones contrasting perfectly.
She stands on a black oval socle, supported by a vase of yellow roses.
Made circa 1925 and numbered on the underside 5230/702/12. The vase is signed Lorenzl.
Provenance: From The Barbra Streisand Collection of Decorative and Fine Arts and Memorabilia, Christies East, 4th March 1994.
Lit: Dechant/Goldscheider p. 402 – also Pinhas p. 118