“Well done for Reiss”
He stood unrecognizable for 70 years.
Hella Medlener only found out a year ago that she had a valuable piece of art in her apartment for decades. In “Bares for Rares” the porcelain dancer is welcomed with enthusiasm.
The porcelain dancer that Hella Medlener and her granddaughter Jennifer Tenkamp bring to Bares für Rares hasn’t had a very good life so far; valuable, I hid them in the closet.”
In an interview with Horst Lichter, he tells how he got that character. In 1948 it was given to his in-laws and later through inheritance. But apparently no one knew the value of the object. it was Tinnef for them.
“Bares for Rares”. The expert gets excited
Albert Mayer, seeing this, is delighted. “It’s really good art,” says the expert. The statue belongs to the Goldscheider company, one of the most famous European producers of bronzes and ceramics, and was designed by the Austrian sculptor Josef Lorenzl (1882-1950). Mayer describes him as “one of the most important Art Deco painters of the 1920s”.
The artwork is titled “Trapped Bird” and the person depicted is the famous dancer and actress Nidi Impekoven. Mayer dates the time of origin between 1922 and 1941.
Hella Madeleine wants to pay off a four-figure sum. Expert Maier believes that it is easily possible and estimates the work at 1,300 to 1,600 euros. People in the dealer room are excited about that figure, too. Elke Velten-Tönnis starts at 500 euros. The price quickly reaches 1000 euros. Almost everyone present participates. Thorsden Schlossner comes out in between and restarts later. Good decision. in the end he was awarded a princely sum of 2,100 euros.
Hella Medlener is also satisfied with it. “The dealers paid the right price,” says the pensioner. It also ended well for the dancer. he finally has a new owner who appreciates him.
sourceBares for Rares in the ZDF media library