Cast bronze figurine

Apr 26, 2019. 07:00 UTC
Cast bronze figurine
New Zealand

Antiques & curio

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Cast bronze figurine of seated Roman soldier and female ‘lover’ laying down leaning over his leg, we believe it is the ornamental part of a clock, was brought back to New Zealand from Italy during WW2


Previous owner my father, prior to that is unknow

$200 - $400 (United States Dollar)
Answered within about 6 hours
Apr 26, 12:45 UTC
By Klaus

Thank you for submitting your item for appraisal. This appears to be the decorative part of a table clock, circa 1880s, a bronze group of Alexander the great in full armour with a lion skin on his shoulder The Macedonian kings traditionally wore lion's skin. Several coins with the face of Alexander the Great and a lion´s scalp on his head are known. Next to him a beauty lying on a roman couch or klinē is shown. Aleander´s gladius is missing and there are is some verdigris. The estimate is based on similar decorative fragments offered or sold at auction

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