Damaged art deco curio fetches thousands for Royston man
AN art deco curio has pocketed a Royston man thousands of pounds after he put it up for auction.
The Austrian bronze and ivory statue depicts a figure throwing a javelin and was sold for �6,400 at Antique Finds, Orwell.
Roger Missing, auctioneer, said: “We had put a significant reserve on it but that’s all I can say, I would say I’m surprised that it went for what it did.”
The statue which is attributed to German sculptor Ferdinand Preiss netted the seller, described as a “Royston Gentleman”, a significant sum - but Mr Missing would not reveal his client’s identity.
Despite the unusual nature of the figurine Mr Missing say’s it is by no means the oddest object he has sold.
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“We have had all sorts of antiques from Egyptian antiques through to items from the 70s and 80s,” he said.
“Star Wars figures can sell for as much as a Victorian painting.”
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For more information on the antiques shop ring 01223 208434.