Ferdiand Preiss is a famhous German sculpturist who studied in Paris and worked in Berlin. He studied with another famous art deco artist, Poertzel
Preiss worked with ivory and used this material in combination with bronze to great effect. He was famous for models of children and the female form. His works have the monogram PK embossed in the bronze and this shows that the figure was produced by the firm of Preiss and Kassler.