Bronze Soldier Sculpture

Sep 17, 2022. 20:58 UTC
Bronze Soldier Sculpture
Kathy
United States of America

Category
Sculptures

Acquired from
Auction House

For sale
Yes
Description

Very Heavy, no identifying marks or signatures. Purchased via tag sale, owner was her father in law, has been in his house for as long as she can remember.

Dimensions

Base: 17.5”Base Height: 4”Statue Height: 16.5”Statue Width, widest part: 7.5”

Provenance

Tag Sale, daughter in law was selling remarkable items at ridiculous low prices to move out.

Answered within 16 minutes
Sep 17, 21:14 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$400 - $600 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$700 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Kathy,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

An antique Victorian style bronze sculpture of a Musketeer
European, 20th Century
Depicting a swashbuckling soldier drawing his sword, on a shaped plinth base. Unmarked
20 1/2 inches high overall
CONDITION: appears to be in good condition; lacking sword blade
PROVENANCE: acquired at a tag sale
$400-600*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

Please let us know if you have additional items to appraise, and thank you again for using Mearto.

Kathy isabelle Sep 17, 21:20 UTC

hi, i’ve added 2 more pics. the tool is odd looking, almost like a bone club with two rounded ends, handle is straight sticking out of soldiers back palm.

Delia Sep 17, 23:10 UTC

Thanks, Kathy. He is holding the hilt of a sword, complete with pommel and cross-guards but he is lacking the blade. The fact that this isn't signed makes me think it was made in the 20th Century.

Kathy isabelle Sep 18, 00:09 UTC

hello, just double checking but he is holding a sword with id removable, i was able to pull it completely out, is this what you meant by lacking the blade ?

Delia Sep 18, 00:56 UTC

Where is the blade to the sword? Can you take a photo and include it here?

Kathy isabelle Sep 18, 11:15 UTC

Delia,
I’m a bit confused by the verbiage, in my mind, sword and blade are the same thing? You dont mean the sheath for the sword do you?

Delia Sep 19, 10:17 UTC

This link will probably clarify things: https://www.swordsknivesanddaggers.com/anatomy-of-a-sword/

The blade being the long sharp element that extends from the handle (pommel, grip and cross-guard) and fits INTO a scabbard, which is what you refer to as the sheath (which I can see in the soldier's other hand).

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