Mini sculpture of wartime PM fetches nearly £10k
A model of a sculpture of Sir Winston Churchill has sold for nearly £10,000.
The large tabletop bronze resin maquette sculpture was used as a rough draft for Oscar Nemon’s bronze of Sir Winston Churchill, which sits on the Green at Westerham in Kent.
The bronze was commissioned as a way for the people of Westerham to show their respect for the wartime prime minister.
It sold for £9,725 at Catherine Southon Auctioneers and Valuers on Wednesday.
Catherine Southon said: “I was delighted with the price and thrilled that it has been sold to a private local buyer. It is a wonderful piece of our political history.”
The late Bob Webster was presented with the maquette after serving as chairman of the fundraising committee for the Churchill memorial statue on Westerham Green.
The maquette was auctioned by Mr Webster’s family, together with black and white photographic prints of the unveiling of the statue.
UNDER THE HAMMER: Catherine Southon with the model at the real statue, commissioned by Westerham to show its respect for the premier