A group figure of two men wrestling on a titled base with raised gilt capitals, both naked and tied together with a belt, a large sheet is draped over the shoulder and between their bodies, each holds the others wrist and each hold a knife. Grappling is an ancient Scandinavian form of combat where two men were bound together and fought to the death with knives. The source for the figure was an engraving of the statue by J. P Molin shown at The London International Exhibition of 1862, it now stands in front of The National Museum in Stockholm. It was published in the ‘Illustrated London News‘ on the 1st November 1862.

Stock Number: 001536

Item Details:

Price: £4,750 plus P&P

Item date: Circa 1862

Dimensions: Height: 11.5 inches / 30 cm

Condition: This figure is in original condition with no damage, repairs, or restoration

Provenance: Private Collection

Harding Book Two, Page 289, Fig 3301

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Name: Damon Revans-Turner

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