Little Boy Smoking Cigarette Bronze Statue Sculpture Figure German Art 7.5" x 3"

$249.00

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SKU: EP-284
Description
Total Dimensions: Height 7.5'' x Width 3''
Approximate Weight: 3 LBS
Original Reproduction: Reproduction
This auction is for a very decorative, expressive and highly collectible bronze statue by the sculptor SCHMIDT FELLING depicting a lovely young boy in traditional costume, presumable a ragamuffin boy, lighting up his first cigarette. The bronze statue shows a masterful fine detailed execution and is marked by the artist on the front side of the base SCHMIDT FELLING and further with the foundry mark: Bronze Garanti Paris J. B. depose. Felling (Germany; 1895-1930) Bronze statue of Boy smoking. Signed on front. 7 1/2", 2" x 2 3/8" Schmidt-Felling was a prolific sculptor of both figural and animal bronze, but virtually nothing is known about his life or education. His work appears regularly in art galleries and major auctions. Schmidt-Felling used the Krass foundry in Berlin.
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