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This item sold on April 30, 2012.

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April 30, 2012: ON RESERVE for FERN - Please do not purchase. Thank you!



Regretfully offered for sale from my personal collection is this marvelous and rare old original bronze by renown and very well-listed Austrian sculptor Carl Kauba (1862-1922).

The bronze depicts Cupid, the god of love, who is proudly sporting a delightfully impish expression. His quiver of arrows is proudly displayed on a sling around his waist and his bow is tucked behind his back. The sculpture is, as with all works by Kauba, exquisitely detailed down to the tooling of the leather, delicate floral blossoms on either side of his head, and the little hearts tied to ribbons in his hair.

Alas, half of his bow was missing when I bought it, a victim of its age, along with most of the bowstring wire, so I have priced him accordingly and selling him AS IS. Otherwise, the piece is in excellent condition with no damage. It is mounted on a hefty red marble base, which is not chipped or otherwise damaged or repaired. I have included a photo of Kauba's signature, which appears on the reverse side of Cupid's loincloth, along with some identification numbers.

Overall the piece measures 7 1/4 inches high, and the base measures 2 3/8 inches cubed. Cupid himself is about 5 3/4 inches tall, his maximum wingspan dimension is about 3 inches. Good hefty weight and guaranteed bronze, not bronze finish over metal.

I will require shipping insurance for this piece due to its rarity and delicate nature and it is included in the shipping quote for addresses in the United States.

Don't let this one get away! Would make a wonderful Valentine's Day gift!

4/30 RESERVED For FERN Antique Signed C. KAUBA Bronze Cupid Cherub Angel Sculpture

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