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Post by brin mcardle on Tue May 31, 2016 4:18 pm






I'm afraid i dont even know what its made of....Russian ? Chinese copy ? Its so heavy that i cant even weigh it ..scales only go up to 5 kilos ..all advice appreciated
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Post by debbie32 on Tue May 31, 2016 6:07 pm

Bronze?
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Post by denbydump on Tue May 31, 2016 6:52 pm

Never seen anything like it Brin, Get the bloody felt off!
Could be something nice.
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Post by brin mcardle on Tue May 31, 2016 7:26 pm

It scratches as you can see in pic..looks dark scratch...gradually picking off the felt
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Post by denbydump on Tue May 31, 2016 7:31 pm

Maybe soapstone
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Post by NaomiM on Tue May 31, 2016 7:55 pm

Might be a composite resin. I suspect it's one of those figures made in China and sold in the high street jewellery stores as 'limited editions'

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Post by r-and-f on Tue May 31, 2016 8:11 pm

There's quite a few sculptors who do bears. Yours might be by Adrian Tinsley whose style is similar. But sadly I think they tend to be mass-produced giftware rather than one-off masterpieces.
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Post by 22 Crawford St. on Tue May 31, 2016 9:32 pm

Better photo of base please - can't see ware / scratches
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Post by Davee on Tue May 31, 2016 10:04 pm

Looks like a range made by Coalport called "Collectables"

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Post by Mordeep on Tue May 31, 2016 10:48 pm

Looks like one of the mountain of modern bronzes on the market at the moment. They come in three styles. Classic ladies in art Nouveau poses, classic Americana (eagles, American Indians & mounted riders) and these stylised animals often with cubist influences. I think the designs are based on Northern European artists from the 1st half of the 20th century. I particularly like an owl that is going around, it's very similar to these bears.

They are well made and stylish things. Just not old or limited in any way. I have no idea who is making them. Often you see foundry marks but I have no idea if those foundries are in Europe or China. Prices tend to be in the 80-150 area on the ones I have seen advertised at fairs. So not much money for the size and impact but you could do better investment wise.
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Post by brin mcardle on Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:08 am

only cost 15 Happy...hope to get gunk off my bottom
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Post by NaomiM on Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:47 am

Looks like a rubber layer. I'd leave it on.

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Post by brin mcardle on Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:43 pm

Sold at Auction 170 Clap
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Post by NaomiM on Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:13 pm

Nice price. Did they identify the maker?

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