Antiques & Curio
10 Mar, 2020
St. francis of assisi clay statue in wooden shelter, made in italy
3 1/2" Wide, 12 1/2" High, Appears to be Clay or other similar pottery/earthenware substance, made in Italy, (Statue) There is a logo on the bottom which will be in my pictures and the Item #A2003. This was brought back from Europe to the United States by my uncle after he was released as a captured prisoner of war for 2 years by the Germans. Post WWII.
The wooden shelter - I cannot identify what type of wood and it is put together with a combination of glue and nails. There is a hand-carved bird fastened to the roof with wire and has small amounts of black, blue and pale orange paint to enhance features. On the bottom of the shelter there is a rather large screw coming up directly in the center which is used to hold the statue in place when you put it into the shelter. The statue has a hole drilled in the bottom to accommodate setting it directly on top of the screw. The wooden box also has the same item number on it that the statue has.
Estimate: $150 - $200