Mini sculp­ture of wartime PM fetches nearly £10k

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - NEWS - BY MICHAEL DRUM­MOND

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

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