Auctions → 7 and 8 May 2021: Jewellery and Watches - Art and Antiques → Art and Antiques → Ludwig Walther: A Figurine 'After the Bath'
Around 1920. Ivory, full-round carved, on an ebonised wooden base. Filigree carved figure of a standing female nude with cloth. Signed on the reverse of the plinth. 'L. Walther'. Figure: h. 14 cm, base: h. 5 cm. - Along with Ferdinand Preiss, Walther is one of the most famous German ivory carvers of the first half of the 20th cent.. Nothing is known about his training, but there is evidence of his work in Erbach, the centre of German ivory art, and later in Berlin, in the workshop for ivory art of Preiss & Kassler.