signed, dated 1936, inscribed 'Joh-n' and bears the foundry mark "G. Massa. Rome"
bronze with deep brown patina and white enamelled eyes and teeth
31,3 by 26 by 20,5cm mounted on a wooden base 5,5 by 27 by 28,5cm
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Sold for R 480 000
Including Buyer's Premium and VAT R 534 720
Estimate R 500 000 - 700 000
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Volks Auctioneers Sales Company in association with E. Schweickerdt, Pretoria, 27 October 1972, lot 3, illustrated.
A.E. Duffey, Anton van Wouw, The Smaller Works, Pretoria, 2008, illustrated on page 74 (illustration of another cast).