Late 1800's VIENNA BRONZE Caricature of a Black Soldier with 'Pickelhaube' riding a Rhino - German Colonialism

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Condition: Pre-owned
Price: $175.00

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A fine early Austrian bronze.

 

Indeed, this satiric bronze is extremely rare referring to the African Colonies of Wilhelm II, the last German Emperor.

 

A black ‘soldier’ wearing the famous German’ Pickelhaube’ rides a galloping roaring rhino.

Items referring to the old German protectorates are hard to find and especially such caricatural ones.

 

 

 

A Cameroonese tribal chief wearing German helmet, armor, and uniform in Cameroon, during a funeral. This photograph was sought out and used by the Nazis in propaganda to show the existence of German culture in the ex-German colony.

 

 

DIMENSIONS

ca. 2 3/8 “ (6 cm) tall and 3 “ (7.5 cm) long

CONDITION:

Good with aged patina. No restoration, no repairs, no touch ups! Please do not forget that you are buying a used item that always may show some traces of wear!

AGE:

ca. late 1800’s

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As reputable collectors for four decades we offer only authentic Vienna bronzes and reject copycats

 

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