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    Posted 8 years ago

    claudia1971
    (21 items)

    This little man (?) I also found at a fleamarket. I have no idea how old it could be nor who is the designer. Is it Bennett style? Anyone knows? Thank you!!

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    1. claudia1971 claudia1971, 8 years ago
      I went to different antigque stores in Vienna where they are specialised in WW etc - they all tell me the style could be him, but not the material
    2. claudia1971 claudia1971, 8 years ago
      I don't think it is pot metal as it is heavy for its size. could be silver-plated but I don't know the base
    3. claudia1971 claudia1971, 8 years ago
      Wow Phil, thanks, i have just seen it and they look very alike!! the weird thing for me is the round base which is not made of metal. looks like some kind of gum/rubber. unfortunatly it has no stamp nowhere
    4. pickrknows pickrknows, 8 years ago
      Base looks original to piece to me, the scale and patina fit the size/age, but you never know .
      I agree with Phil that it has a Hagenauer "look" to it!
    5. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 8 years ago
      Hi Claudia, love him. I picked up a similar figure on a base, though its base is a type of wood, (possibly faded ebony). Like you i wondered if it was silver or nickel plate. I thought they look similar. Is yours very shiny?
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/114389-art-deco-modernist-figurine?in=user
    6. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 8 years ago
      Hi again, Claudia, May i ask how high your figure is? Also is that a metal plug on the underside of the the rubber base?
    7. claudia1971 claudia1971, 8 years ago
      Hi Vintagfran! Yes, they look similar!! At the beginning I also thought my one could be in the style of Hagenauer, but as it is not signed nobody paid attention. In Vienna I showed it to some WW experts, but no response....I don't have it at home now so I can't say how much it measures, lets say maybe 15cm. Yes, it is very shiny. l can't remember if it is a metal plug, but maybe I find more pics on my computer!
    8. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 8 years ago
      Hi Claudia, Interesting. They're about the same height. My figure measures 14cm from the base of the figure, not inc. the screw or wooden plinth. The style & finish look very similar i thought. Yours doesn't stand on a metal plinth. Can your figure be removed from its base? Unusual its rubber isn't it? I've seen wood & marble ones but not rubber.

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