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Condottieri Statue

Condottieri Statue

Condottieri Statue

Condottieri Statue

Condottieri Statue

Condottieri Statue

Condottieri Statue

Condottieri Statue

Condottieri Statue

Condottieri Statue

Condottieri Statue

Condottieri Statue

Condottieri Statue

Condottieri Statue

Condottieri Statue

Condottieri Statue

 

“Condottieri”- Mercenary Elite Sculpture (Item BRONZEMET 1-1)

DESCRIPTION: We now offer a wonderful pair of mercenary soldiers of the Renaissance Period exquisitely crafted in metal. They are huge sculptures that stand from the bottom of the base to the top of the feathered Morion helmets at 33 inches and from the base to the tip of the Spontoon weapons they measure 42 inches. They date about 1870 or 1880 and are magnificent in beauty and accurate historically. The weapons, daggers, and swords are accurately presented. One of the statues wears a Wheellock Bandolier. The Condottieri were elite soldiers of the times contracted by the Italian city states and the papacy from the Middle Ages and throughout the Renaissance. Condottiero meant “contractor” and was synonymous with the modern English title ‘mercenary captain,’ which historically does not connote the hired soldiers’ nationalities, but because of the costuming it’s safe to say that these warriors are of Italian stock. Although fairly similar to the garments worn by the Germans and Swiss Landsknecht mercenaries, they wore helmets where the latter usually did not. Because of their proven prowess and bravery in battle they were often hired as imperial guards for the royalty and papal palaces. These two stalwarts would be used as such. This is indicated by the high-dress finery of their armor and the rest of the flamboyant costuming. Now they can guard your office and be the greatest conversation pieces imaginable! They are truly awesome!

PRICE: SOLD

 

St. Hubertus Statue

Condottieri Statue

Condottieri Statue

Condottieri Statue

Condottieri Statue

Condottieri Statue

Condottieri Statue

Condottieri Statue
St. Hubertus motif on building

Condottieri Statue
Stained glass window with legend of St. Hubertus

Condottieri Statue
The Vision of St. Hubertus by Brueghel or Rubens

Condottieri Statue

 

Bronze Statue of Saint Hubertus by Franz Sautner (Item BRONZEMET 1-2, KSTATUE 5-13)

DESCRIPTION: This is a magnificent likeness of St. Hubert, or Hubertus, by famed German artist and sculptor, Franz Adolf Saunter, 1872-1945. Sautner is featured with several of his bronzes in the encyclopedic set entitled Bronzes: Sculptors and Founders 1800-1930 by Harold Berman. Saunter was a prolific artist in his time producing many charming and historically important sculptures. The legend of Saint Hubertus is beloved by the German people in the Fatherland and throughout the world. The legend recounts that in the early 1600’s, the wealthy Hubertus was supposed to join his family and other villagers, who were crowding the churches on Good Friday. But being a compulsive huntsman and, reputedly, a poacher, he withdrew into the forested Ardennes and gave himself to his hunting compulsion. He sallied forth to the chase and as he was pursuing a magnificent stag, the animal turned and as the pious legend narrates, Hubertus was astounded at perceiving a crucifix standing between the stag’s antlers. Then he heard a voice saying: “Hubertus, unless thou turnest to the Lord and leadest a holy life thou shalt quickly go down to hell.” Hubert prostrated himself immediately and cried out “Lord, what wouldst Thou have me to do?” He then received a set of commands and instructions and he was a godly man ever after and became the patron saint of hunters, forest workers, and trappers. When one sees the stag with the cross used by many hunt clubs and organizations you know that Saint Hubert is about. How he actually became a saint is a whole separate story. The saint and the stag-and-cross symbol are seen throughout Germany, as the legend is sacred to Germanic mythos and faith. Paintings, bronzes, and architecture abound throughout Germany. We show some of these artistic masterpieces that incorporate the story of this noble saint. This bronze statue by F.A. Saunter is a wonderful depiction of this legendary figure of history and religion. It measures 15 inches high and has the stag’s head with the cross in the base; with this is the artist’s signature. The bronze base sits on a marble plinth. Hubertus holds the crossbow and wears his hunting horn. The costuming is typical of the garments of huntsman of the period. A great sculpture and a great legend – Horrido!

PRICE:   $2,850.00

 

Bronze Statue

Bronze Statue

Bronze Statue

Bronze Statue

Bronze Statue

Bronze Statue

Bronze Statue

Bronze Statue

Bronze Statue

Walkürie Statue in Bronze (Item BRONZEMET 1-3; FRAN 2-3; I-FAS 2-8; ART 10-13; BRONZE 1-6)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a really fine depiction in genuine bronze art-deco sculpture of a Walkürie or, as some would call her, an Amazon. In any case, she fits either description. At the same time such art was employed in Germany, it stood out in Mussolini’s Fascist Italy, as well. The theme of the warrior woman of legend is replete in the sagas of three culture groups: German, Italian, and French. The sculpture is signed ‘Pierre le Faguays.’ This artist, Le Faguays, was a prolific and versatile avant-garde French sculptor whose works greatly influenced the styles of the 1920s and early 1930s. The piece measures about 20 inches high from the bottom of the base to the top of the head. The distance from the tip of the shield to the point of the sword is also 20 inches. The base is 3 inches high at its tallest point. We lean toward Walkürie rather than Amazon because of the structure of the sword. It is definitely Teutonic. The patina is wonderful and the action of the bronze is both dramatic and anatomically correct. This is one great sculpture that would certainly grace a collection that is inclusive of cultural items. We don't know the age of this bronze, but it certainly has the feel of the mythos of the "heroic age" (Enormenzeif), a time when heroism ruled and there was no time for Belanglosen: Inconsequentials.

PRICE: SOLD

 

Franz Josef Plaque
Franz Josef Plaque
Emporer Franz Josef with trophy stag
Franz Josef Plaque
Franz Josef Plaque
Hapbsburg Dynasty Crown
Franz Josef Plaque
Artist's signature
Franz Josef Plaque
Foundry mark
Franz Josef Plaque
Franz Josef Plaque
Remarkable likeness
Franz Josef Plaque
Franz Josef Plaque
Strong hanging fixture
Franz Josef Plaque
The Emporer
Franz Josef Plaque
Commemorative picture
celebrating Franz Josef 60
years of rule
Franz Josef Plaque
Franz Josef in 1885
Franz Josef Plaque
Franz Josef on hunt in mountains
Plaque Depicting Emperor Franz Josef of Austria (Item BRONZEMET 1-4, KSTATUE 5-12, IMP 1-6)

DESCRIPTION: This is a beautiful large bronze plaque that is mounted on its original wooden base piece.  It depicts Kaiser Franz Josef, the Hapsburg monarch who was Emperor of Austria, King of Bohemia, King of Croatia, Apostolic King of Hungary, King of Galicia and Grand Duke of Cracow from 1845 until his death in 1916.  He had many tragedies in his life including the suicide of his son the Crown Prince Rudolf in 1889 and the heinous murder of his wife the Empress Elizabeth in 1898. He became the war time partner of Kaiser Wilhelm II in the Great War that followed the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand the heir to the Austrian-Hungarian throne. This activated a system of alliances which resulted in World War One.

Franz Josef died on 21 November 1916 after ruling his domains for almost 68 years.  He was a much beloved ruler who enjoyed the love and adoration of his people.  One of the few pleasures and pastimes that this royal personage ever afforded himself was hunting and fishing. He was an avid hunter and indulged in this sport on every occasion that he possibly could.  He had several hunting lodges in the Austrian Alps and the Wienerwald (Vienna forest). This plaque depicts him in his jagertracht (hunting garments) with the jaunty hat with partridge brush. This is a very exact likeness of the grand old emperor.  A piece of magnificent bronze art.  It is mounted nicely on a beautiful wood base measuring 21 ½ inches by 17.  The actual bronze plaque measures 11x15 inches. Below the bust portrait of Kaiser Franz is the Hapsburg crown surrounded by laurel leaves on one side standing for empire and on the other side you can see pine branches and pine cones (hunting décor).  There is a signature of the artist F. Krebs 1908 and there is also a mark of the bronze castor that looks like it indicates a patent protection with numbers (Shutz = protected!). This is an absolutely beautiful art piece and is truly rare and important to the history of our times

PRICE: $1,850.00

 

St. George Statue
St. George Statue

St. George Statue
St. George Statue
St. George Statue
St. George Statue
St. George Statue
St. George Statue
St. George Statue
St. George Statue
By Raphael
St. George Statue
Other artistic portrayal of St. George
Bronze Statue of St. George Slaying the Dragon (Item BRONZEMET 1-5, KSTATUE 5-4 & ART 17-3)

DESCRIPTION: This is a subject ever poplar and revered by Europeans, German, Russian, English, Scottish and a host of others. These people equated Saint George with bravery, loyalty and patriotism.  He represented the noble knight errant, true to his cause and courageous enough to do battle with the dark side represented by the Dragon or Serpent. Certain races and creeds have alternatively embraced the dragon or reptile as their talisman and identified with it and so it was and is down through history.  This is a small but magnificent bronze artistic study of the legend.  Some of the worlds finest bronze statuary was done in the miniature.  The sculpture is about 5 inches high and the wooden base is about 2 ½ inches high. The piece is signed and we make it out to be to I. Curts, an Austrian artist of fame who is noted for his small, decorative and utilitarian pieces. The dates we find for him are 1895-1929.  But for some reason, numerous art connoisseurs believe that Curts was a pseudonym for Carl Kauba. The statue certainly shows the detail and masterful sculpture of Kauba’s work. References and other pictured works of this artist are shown on numerous pages of the encyclopedia of bronzes and sculptures 1800-1930 assembled by Harold Berman. The measurement from the horse's tail to his snout is about 3 inches.  The sculpture is in very good condition and just about perfect.  The detail is astoundingly good.  The Knight wears the typical armor of the 11th century with a helmet from which a dragon perches.  This is an exciting art piece and is very reasonably priced.  This is a museum quality sculpture and should be cased in a glass display case with lights shining upon it all by itself – it is absolutely that good!

PRICE: $2,400.00


 

 

St. Michael Statue
St. Michael Statue

St. Michael Statue
St. Michael Statue
St. Michael Statue
Watch on the Isonzo (River)
St. Michael Statue
St. Michael Statue
St. Michael Statue
St. Michael Statue
St. Michael Statue
St. Michael Statue

Austrian Bronze Statue of Saint Michael Guarding the Austrian Border (Item BRONZEMET 1-6, KSTATUE 5-5 & WWI 12-1 & IMP 1-2)

DESCRIPTION: This is a magnificent bronze statue of the Patron Saint of Imperial Austria armed with sword and shield.  He stands defiant and steadfast as he guards the area known as the “Isonzo” named for the Isonzo River that runs from the Gulf of Trieste through Italy and Slovenia and joins with the Sola and Idrija Rivers as it ambles toward Austria. The battles of the Isonzo were a series of 12 battles between the Austro-Hungarian and Italian armies in World War One.  They were fought along this river on the Eastern sector of the Italian front between June 1915 and November 1917.  Most of the battles were fought on the territory of modern Slovenia and the remainder in Italy. During the war the Isonzo valley was part of the Alpine sector of the Italian Front, along which the armies of Italy and Austro-Hungary clashed. During World War One the sixty miles long river ran almost entirely inside Austro–Hungary in parallel to the border with Italy. There is a narrow corridor between northern Italy and central Europe. This corridor is also known as the “Ljubijana Gate.”  The Italian army wanted to break through this passage in order to penetrate into central Carniloa and then on to Stynia to the heart of Austria. The area between the northernmost part of the Adriatic Sea and the sources of the river Soca thus became the scene of twelve successive battles with the rest of the mountainous 400  mile long front almost everywhere dominated by Austro-Hungarian troops. The Isonzo was the practical area for Italian military operations during the war. The Austrians had fortified the mountains ahead of the Italian long expected entry into the war on May 23rd, 1915.  The details of the battles are available on the internet; we won’t go into further description here. Fratricidal War at its Most Heinous. Despite the huge effort and resources poured into the continuing Isonzo struggle the results were invariably disappointing and without real tactical merit, particularly given the geographical difficulties that were inherent in the campaign. Cumulative casualties of the numerous battles of the Isonzo were enormous.  Half of the entire Italian War casualty total some 300,000 - 600,000 were suffered along the Isonzo. Austro-Hungarian losses while by no means as numerous were never the less high at around 200,000 of an overall total of around 1.2 million casualties.  The statue stands today as a memorial to the brave Austrian soldiers who died in those twelve battles as defenders of their sacred fatherland the figure of Saint Michael depicted with the wings of an archangel.  His sword is the wavy blade type and his shield has the double headed eagle of the Hapsburg Empire.  The bronze figure stands at the peak of a simulated mountain. This model mountain is formed from actual Austrian granite from the area of Austria where such stone is quarried.  The realistic tone is exemplified by this clever artistic touch. The whole of the sculpture in height including the granite base is 15 inches with the base being 6 inches high and Saint Michael being 12 inches.  The sculpture and base are in A-1 perfect condition. Very dramatic looking and noble in its concept. This is one of the most meaningful art statues we have ever presented to serious Germanophiles worldwide. By the way, we might need a St. Michael or St. George at our border in the near future to guard against the Dragons and Devils from south of that besieged border. Let’s support Arizona! In Hoc Signo Vinces!!!

PRICE: $2,950.00

 

Unique Soldier Ashtray
Unique Soldier Ashtray

Unique Soldier Ashtray
Unique Soldier Ashtray
Unique Soldier Ashtray
Unique Soldier Ashtray
Unique Soldier Ashtray
Unique Soldier Ashtray
Unique Soldier Ashtray
Unique Soldier Ashtray
Unique Soldier Ashtray
With cymbal raised
Unique Soldier Ashtray
Unique Soldier Ashtray
Unique Soldier Ashtray
The ash receptacle
Unique Soldier Ashtray
Unique Soldier Ashtray
Unique Soldier Ashtray
Prussian bandsman (note
swallows nest)
Unique Soldier Ashtray
Prussian band
Unique Soldier Ashtray
Unique Soldier Ashtray
Unique Soldier Ashtray
Unique Soldier Ashtray
Unique Soldier Ashtray
A Soldier Ashtray (Unique) (Item BRONZEMET 1-7, KSTATUE 5-7 & WWI 12-3)

DESCRIPTION: This has to be one of the neatest WWI German novelties of the Imperial Era we have ever seen or heard of. This Pickelhaube wearing Prussian soldier is a ‘Bandsman’ and “what a bandsman.” He is playing the “Grosse Trommel” (Grand Drum) and the large cymbal at the same time. He is in full Prussian Landser uniform with the ‘Birds nest” or swallow tail epaulettes on his shoulders and the special three button style cuffs that are sported on the dress tunic. He wears the Mauser 98 bayonet with portepee. The absolute most unique thing about “Fritz’ is found in his moving parts -- when the arm holding the drum stick is depressed downward, he raises the cymbal and brings it clanging down when the drumstick is returned to its original position. Of course when the cymbal is raised the ashtray is exposed.  Behind ‘Fritz’ is a small plinth where a pack of matches would be mounted. The figure is mounted on a base that is made to look like a brick street. Under the base are letters, D.R.G.M. (German registered patent) and another word is found by the base fixtures. It could be Mustersch.?  The figure with base stands about 8 inches tall. The drum is about 2 ½ inches long. The cymbal is about 2 inches in diameter. We at Germania are particularly proud to offer this great figure to the collecting pubic and at the same time in hopes he doesn’t go out too soon, he looks great on our desk. In all probability ‘Fritz’ was a table piece in an officer’s Mess Hall.  He is certainly not a toy. 

PRICE: $2,200.00 and worth every dime of this reasonable price. Sort of the ULTIMATE in a Germanic military statue

 

 

 

Austrian Machine Gunner Bronze Statue
Austrian Machine Gunner Bronze Statue

Austrian Machine Gunner Bronze Statue
Austrian Machine Gunner Bronze Statue
Austrian Machine Gunner Bronze Statue
Schwarzlose Machine Gun
Austrian Machine Gunner Bronze Statue
Austrian Machine Gunner Bronze Statue
Austrian Machine Gunner Bronze Statue
Austrian Machine Gunner Bronze Statue
Austrian Machine Gunner Bronze Statue
Austrian Machine Gunner Bronze Statue
Austrian Machine Gunner Bronze Statue
Austrian Machine Gunner Bronze Statue
The artist's signature
Austrian Machine Gunner Bronze Statue
Austrian Machine Gunner Bronze Statue
Austrian Machine Gunner Bronze Statue
Bottom of marble base
Austrian Machine Gunner Bronze Statue
Austrian machine squad

Austrian Machine Gunner Bronze Statue

Austrian Machine Gunner Bronze Statue

Magnificent Bronze of a WWI Austrian KuK Stormtrooper with Machine Gun (Item BRONZEMET 1-8, KSTATUES 5-3 & IMP 1-3)
DESCRIPTION: The Austro-Hungarian forces in World War One were some of the best but led by the worst. This is a wonderful sculpture in genuine Austrian Bronze of a Austrian "Sturmtruppen” member manning a belt fed Schwarzlose water cooled M-712 machine gun. This gun was fed via a 250 round magazine fabric belt and could fire up to 500 rounds per minute. The soldier is shown with the full issue uniform with field pack, canteen,and bayonet in scabbard. He has the marksmanship award in the form of an agulette looking braided cord worn from the left shoulder board. The phenominal accuracy of the whole sculpted presentation is great. This is a true Austrian bronze in every sense of the word and miniature Austrian bronze are highly sought after by collectors worldwide. We have see the Bergmann “Kitty Kats” Dachshunds, Monkeys, Foxes etc., but to find a military subject is extremely rare indeed. The piece is signed T. Henn and has a copyright stamp that says ‘Henn Vienna’ in a circular stamping. This is in addition to the artist signature. The sculpture is mounted on a piece of thick genuine Austrian marble as a base that is 1 ½ inches thick and measures 5 ½ x 4. The metal base is 5 inches long and 3 ½ wide. From the bottom of the metal plinth or base the soldier is 3 ½ inches high. From the front muzzle of the machine gun to the back of the field pack the measurement is 4 ½ inches. The piece is quite heavy being genuine bronze and marble. The Sturmtrooper is wearing the Austrian issue cap that resembles the WW II .M-43 cap All in all this is a really wonderful museum specimen, extremely rare and historically significant and will make your desk look like it is in KuK Hauptquarters. This is in a word -- “Special.”

PRICE: SOLD

 

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