A rare 'Soldier with Spanner' mascot, by Carl Kauba, Austrian, circa 1913,
Lot 227
A rare 'Soldier with Spanner' mascot, by Carl Kauba, Austrian, circa 1913,
Sold for US$ 3,500 inc. premium
Lot Details
A rare 'Soldier with Spanner' mascot, by Carl Kauba, Austrian, circa 1913,
nickelled bronze mascot depicting a uniformed soldier turning a bolt with an oversized spanner, signed 'C.Kauba' to one end of spanner and stamped '1' to other end, further impressed 'Brutt' to rear of base referring to Adolf Brutt's Vienna foundry, produced for Anton Urban tool manufacturers and cast with the company's symbols to the spanner, believed to be one of very few produced after production would likely have stopped due to the outbreak of World War I in 1914, 5 inches high and mounted on a turned wooden base.
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