Who is this a statue of?

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Post by alg1001 » December 28th, 2019, 6:10 pm

I bought this Nicholas Muller and Sons clock topper statue from 1887. Who do you think he is supposed to be? Does anyone have any idea? He has quite an interesting hat with a feather in the middle, tall leather boots, a moustache, and fine clothes. He is sitting on a rock and there is a sword on the ground next to him.
https://imgur.com/a/xUXGYKc

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Post by Availle » December 28th, 2019, 6:18 pm

Arthur Pendragon right after he pulled Excalibur from the stone?

No idea really, the moustache is not right, if I remember correctly, Arthur was a boy in that legend...
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Post by KevinS » December 28th, 2019, 6:26 pm

There are, I think, two very similar versions of this bronze. (Maybe they are one and the same; it's hard to tell.) One is labeled a sultan (by someone.)

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/antique-nicholas-muller-mullers-sons-496335417

There is another one is labeled as a cavalier-type.

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Post by annise » December 28th, 2019, 7:33 pm

Statue of the Unknown Warrior middle ages version? Probably not Asiatic ? Boots seem more European than Middle Eastern
Though he does look rather sure of himself with his knee-length boots and looks like armoured vest. I fell if we could decide what the thing sticking up in his headwear was it might narrow him down.

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Post by alg1001 » December 28th, 2019, 7:51 pm

It looks like a feather. It is not very typical. I can't find any historical figure or anyone wearing something like that. He seems very content sitting there.

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Post by alg1001 » December 29th, 2019, 7:00 am

I just thought of Lysander from A Midsummer's Night Dream. Looking at it, he could be waiting happily in the woods.

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Post by KevinS » December 29th, 2019, 8:10 am

alg1001 wrote:
December 29th, 2019, 7:00 am
I just thought of Lysander from A Midsummer's Night Dream. Looking at it, he could be waiting happily in the woods.
Haha! If only it were Nick Bottom. Then the matter would be obvious!

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