VALUE = $500 - $700
There is a metal plate attached to the base saying " LE SIFFLEUR "
LE SIFFLEUR means "the Whistler".
He stands barefoot wearing a peasant style shirt loosely ticked into his worn and torn pants
which are held belted with a peice of rope.
He wears a cap with a ball atop.
There is a smaller version that is 8 3/4 inches high.
NOTE 3: -- History
B&H made this statue based on another sculpture.
The Original is by Polish sculptor by the name of Vaclav Bernard Szczeblewski created in 1889.
He studied for 9 years at the Dresden Art Academy and he exhibited regularly in Paris Salons.
The Piece is a bronze figure of a boy with his hands in his pockets
whistling which represents "The Whistling Ship's Apprentice".
Boy stands on a round base which is signed "V Szczeblewski" and dated "1889"
His work remains one of the most popular bronzes from the late 19th century.
It measures approx 16.4" tall with a 5.15" base diameter and valued around $6,000.
See View S for the Szczeblewski statue
Bradley & Hubbard made this in White Metal known as "Spelter Metal"
The statue is finished in an olive green & brown patina.
B&H called it a Midici Bronze.