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Bromsgrove Guild garden statue takes £35,000

19 March 2013Written by ATG Reporter

This lead copy of Louis Weingartner’s 19th century bronze ‘Dryad and Boar’ was found hidden away in an overgrown garden before it was recently consigned to auction.

Weighing over a tonne and measuring 4ft 5in (1.35m) high, it came from a local estate and  was the stand-out lot of the sale held by Fieldings of Stourbridge on March 9.

The 20th century statue was the work of the Bromsgrove Guild, a company founded in 1898 by Walter Gilbert and best known for making the main gates at Buckingham Palace.

Attracting bids from a private buyer and four dealers, it comfortably overshot the £4000-6000 estimate, selling for £35,000.

The successful buyer was a dealer in the room.

The buyer's premium was 21%.

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