As so many of my clients know, German Shepherds are a passion of mine for the last half century (what a revelation!). I am now listing my own collection of German Shepherd sculptures. This one is quite unusual. In all my years of collecting I never saw another like this. I believe it is an antique, but it is at least vintage.
This proud male is quite the literary fellow, standing proudly, guarding two books. Perhaps meant to signify the importance of learning? The importance of protecting books and the right to read books of your choice. I have wondered about the significance since I bought this. The dog himself is more of a working dog conformation; an earlier type than what is usually seen in Germany today. Of course, there are extremes in any breed; some lines with more of a plush coat; etc.
Country of Origin: Germany. (Marked on bottom).
Size: Total Height 5 inches. Just the German Shepherd is nearly 4 inches. The books are 4"x 3" x 1".
Condition: Very Good to Excellent. No damage or losses. The overall condition is much better than you would expect from an object of substantial age that has been displayed/handled/used, usually over the lifetimes of several owners.
Age: At least 50 years old; believed to be over 100 years old, but no provenance to prove age.
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