We have a set of 2
bronze statues since about 14 years that have been left to us in a
succession lot. This one that does decorate the living room and another
one that I call "Don Juan", that was stored in pieces in a humid
basement and now fixed with epoxy glue (detail in this site section).
Why the (?) on them, is that they haven't been officially identified as
beeing Don Caesar and Don Juan. There names on the bases seems to have
been volontary removed (erased) as they are barely visible now and I doubt that
they have weared out as other base details are excellent. I've suspected that the maker have used the same
molded base use for the Don Juan and Don Caeser set, to create
these 2 medieval caracters but I may be wrong. Internet researches haven't been
successfull to identify them besides that there are pairs of statues
of "real" Don Juan and Don Caesar using this base's shape and design with there un-erased names on them.
According to some sources, they could be from the 19th century but
again, nothing concluding that proves this. If anyone knows about
these, informations would be apreciated.
On this picture, we can't
really see what written on this, but because I've found clear pictures
on the web of bronze statues with the same shape base with either, Don
Juan or Don Caesar's name on it, I could, knowing this, that this base
originally been called Don Caesar most probably, with remaining traces
of barely visible letters. The other statue shows clearly the Don Juan
name but still show that they've tried to erase it possibly. A mystery.
-Height: 20 inches approx.
-Condition: Good overall condition.
-Status: In hand