This 8 inch tall figurine depicts a regular foot soldier of the Guard, the military units of the household King Louis XVI.
The original was made and designed by Gerhard Bochmann, one of Goebel's best known designers and sculptors. Excellent detail and hand-painting. Excellent condition, with no defect of any sort.
Marked with the Goebel V-Bee mark of the time, and 'by W. Goebel W. Germany'. ''1968' and 'LF6' are impressed into the bottom of the base, and the Bochmann name is impressed on the top of the base, which measures approximately 3 inches x 2 ¾ inches. The base is lettered 'Soldat de la Garde 1757'. The lettering runs very slightly uphill to the right.
This is one of 8 figurines which I am offering from this series, and all are shown in my final photo.