ANTIQUE GERMAN BRONZE STATUE

PRUSSIAN GENERALMAJOR SCHARNHORST

Offered for sale is this spectacular

original bust of one of the best military

Leaders which Prussia ever had!

This bust is about one hundred (100)

years old, maybe even older and was

purchased in Berlin, Germany many

years ago. It shows the head and

upper body of the famous Prussian

Generalmajor Gerhard Johann von

Scharnhorst wearing his Prussian

uniform and the Deutscher Adlerorden

(German Eagle Order), one of the

highest awards in Prussia under King Friedrich Wilhelm III.

Gerhard Johann von Scharnhorst was

born in 1756 and passed away 1813.

He became world famous because he

restructured the Prussian army which

was reduced to the half or its former

size after the lost war against

Napoleon. He invented the idea not

only to arm a certain number of

professional soldiers but, in case of an

attack from outside, the entire

population. With smart ideas like that

he made career first in the army of

Hannover, then in Prussia and became

General adjudant of the King and then

War Minister of Prussia.

Adolf Hitler named one of the best battleships of the Reichskriegsmarine (RKM) after him.

The bust has a height of 14 inches (or 360mm),

10-1/2 inches (or 270mm) wide at the shoulders

and the square base is 5 x 5 inches (or 130mm)

The bronze hull of this item is very thin and put around some hard stuff which

we were unable to identify. The hull has some cracks, especially on the right side

of the head but it does not affect the historic value of this unique item.

THIS RARE BUST IS OFFERED FOR SALE

FOR $ 585.00 INCL. SHIPPING WITH PRIORITY MAIL

TO ANY ADDRESS IN THE UNITED STATES.

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