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Post by LEGSY May 7th 2023, 2:50 pm

This i bought from a car boot sale today it was stuck in a wicker basket and i thought it looked
really good or at least nicely detailed as it looks cast, The color is also nicely done and his expression
is realistic too. I wondered would it be early 20th century and where would this kind of thing have been
produced in Britain or continental he is about 4 kg more than likely some material other than concrete.
Thanks for looking over it Dan.
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Post by LEGSY May 7th 2023, 2:51 pm

forgot a picture of the back would help silly me.

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Post by LEGSY May 7th 2023, 2:52 pm

Would anybody be able to live with this in there home these days Laughter
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Post by 22 Crawford St. May 7th 2023, 3:39 pm

I always remember being at Wareham Auctions in about 1990 and laughing with my mother about a 5 foot high carved bear - he was mouth open snarling and climbing up a tree with the branches sticking out. All black. It was a Victorian hat stand.

Quite out of place for us in our sixties modern brick house, but if you have a big country hall or a converted church it would look great in the entrance. Same with this - someone will have a house to suit - there are also a lot of old Goths about.

BTW so it's not plaster then - heavier?
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Post by LEGSY May 7th 2023, 4:44 pm

Thanks i agree it might well be somebodies cup of tea not too sure on the consistency of it ?
Seems very heavy if it were plaster i guess it might be though with something added to give extra weight maybe or similar. Added a couple more pics in hope it helps...appreciate the information.

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Post by NaomiM May 7th 2023, 7:14 pm

Looks like plaster of Paris or a composite alabaster type plaster. Might be early 20thC German. I had a series of German nun and monk head candleholders with similar wire hangers

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Post by LEGSY May 7th 2023, 7:45 pm

Thanks again NaomiM he certainly looks a character doesn't he? i think i might put him in the bedroom to watch over me Big Laughter when i am asleep ..
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Post by 22 Crawford St. May 7th 2023, 8:35 pm

Back of the toilet door with a red light on him
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Post by LEGSY May 7th 2023, 11:36 pm

Laughter Laughter Laughter ha ha ha
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Post by crunchberry May 14th 2023, 1:04 am

I love it! If you have a second bathroom put it in there and freak out your guests.
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Post by philpot May 14th 2023, 10:08 am

I can vaguely remember we had something like this many years ago. It turned out that it had probably come from Eastern Europe in that vague area of Poland/East Germany that whose borders were  very different pre WW1. There were specific 'Souvenir' gargoyle makers. It could also be a looted church item of course.
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