Each antique, architectural statue is modeled in tan terracotta, as life size Lansquenet military guards in Renaissance dress. Signed: Calandrelli.
The Lansquenets were the German militia infantry from the 15th-17th centuries. Calandrelli contributed to many decorations of German public buildings, including the terracotta reliefs for the town hall in Berlin. Note: a matching pair of Lansquenets appear on the facade of a historic building (Potsdamer Strasse 105) in Berlin (see last photos).
c. 1880 W 38 D 25 H 83 in. Condition note: restoration to hand and foot. Weathering and some losses and chips. Each would have held a flag post.