Cast bronze figurine

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

Category
Antiques & curio

Acquired from
Inherited

For sale
Maybe
Description

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

Provenance

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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