A rare German minature patinated bronze bust of a mischievous faun, designed by Hans Schwegerle, executed by Carl Poellath, Schrobenhaussen, Germany. These half-goat half-human mythological creature with knobby horns, pointy ears, woolly curls, sparkling eyes, roguish smile, goat-legs, hooves and tail. These mythological cheerful woodland creatures were notorious for luring you into their festivities with their flute-playing, dancing and jokes. Fauns were followers of Bacchus "Olympian god of wine and merriment". Inscribed on left shoulder HS (Hans Schwegerle, German sculptor and medal maker, 1882-1950). Inscribed on the back of the bottom of the base C Poellath Schrobenhaussen (Carl Poellath Company of Schrobenhaussen, Germany)
Designer: Hans Schwegerle, German sculptor and medal maker
Executed by: Carl Poellath Company
Place of Origin: Schrobenhaussen, Germany
Period: Circa 1925
Dimensions: (8in. H x 4in. W x 3in. D)
Condition: Excellent antique condition, wear consitent with age and use.