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    Posted 3 years ago

    Sylvester22
    (86 items)

    This bronze statue stands about 7 1/2 inches tall. Not counting the black base. It has good facial details and overall is a well done bronze. On the reverse at base their is one mark. The letter Z with a line through the middle pointed down at the ends. I have been unsuccessful identifying this mark. Maybe it’s the maker or the foundry. And help to identify would be great. Thanks

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    1. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 3 years ago
      Hey Sylvester22, that looks like me bowling, well I have clothes, and shoes on though! They kind of frown on nude bowling, at Clayton Valley Bowl! :^D
      I think that probably is the Foundry mark, hopefully someone can help you with it! :^)
    2. Sylvester22 Sylvester22, 3 years ago
      Thanks for taking a look billretirecoll, would have to be a very confident person out and about in their birthday suits, throwing a disc around.
    3. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      The Discus thrower is probably one that dates originally from antiquity. After (F. Myron). 19th Century sculpture after the antique by Myron of Eleutherae (Greek 440-480 BC.The sculpture is known as "The Discobolus of Myron". This is a tiny mantle sculpture which has small value but they are prized by collectors nonetheless. I have about 8 books on bronze and incl. the Ency. of Bronzes which is a seminal work that was endorsed by the museum of modern art. However I have advanced in age and may find not much time to search. However I can easily post more info as I run into it.
    4. Sylvester22 Sylvester22, 3 years ago
      Thanks PhilDMorris for information on item. That Z mark I’m still stumped on. Have you every come across it in your years of dealing with bronze works.
    5. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      I think that I have seen it before.

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