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
The successful buyer was a dealer in the
The buyer's premium was 21%.