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    Posted 4 years ago

    clmason456
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    I am looking for some help to find information on this brass statue that has been in our family for many generations. I can not find any markings on it. It does have a hole in the back of the woman's head and the base under the man. I would just be interested to see if there is any history to something like this. Thank you, in advance.

    I really need to change the date on my camera (or get it off completely).

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    1. clmason456 clmason456, 4 years ago
      Thank you, ttomtucker.
    2. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      Would have to see the bottom, is it hollow under the marble, or filled in ??
    3. clmason456 clmason456, 4 years ago
      Hi Phil,
      The piece is mounted to a wood base, stands about 18 inches tall. I unscrewed the base (have not seen screws like that before) and taken a picture of the bottom. I don't feel that the piece is filled in, but, like I said, it is heavy so some of it might be?!? There are two holes in it. They can be seen in the back photo - one on the girl's head, one on the "stone" the boy is sitting on.

      The marble is part of the table it is sitting on...another piece I love so much.
    4. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 4 years ago
      From the photos of the base and the holes, it looks like bronzed Spelter (white metal) that was widely used in the late 1800's/ early 1900's. If it was a bronze casting, there certainly would have been the factory's name inscribed somewhere on the base and maybe also the sculptor/artist's name. Nice nevertheless! RER
    5. clmason456 clmason456, 4 years ago
      Thank you, Loumanal. At least you gave me something to research and I believe you are right about it being Spelter. I had never heard of that before. Thank you.

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