Bronze dancer by Josef Lorenzl (1892 – 1950) signed top socle. Born and worked in Vienna, Austria. He created a large number of figures in bronze and in bronze with ivory. He is mainly famous for his figures of women; lean, tender girls and dancers caught in simple, elegant movements. The forms tend to be very simplified with minimal detail; many in monotone patination although some like this have colouration. In style he was similar to Stefan Dakon and indeed both worked for or had their designs produced by Goldscheider. This piece is the “real thing” and as can be seen is finely executed. It is referenced by B. Catley in his book “Art Deco and Other Figures.” This is a quality example for any collection.