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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