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AN ENGLISH WAXWORK AND FIBREGLASS FIGURE OF SIGMUND FREUD
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AN ENGLISH WAXWORK AND FIBREGLASS FIGURE OF SIGMUND FREUD

MID-20TH CENTURY, BY LYN BAMBER

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AN ENGLISH WAXWORK AND FIBREGLASS FIGURE OF SIGMUND FREUD
MID-20TH CENTURY, BY LYN BAMBER
With a fibreglass body, wearing a tweed suit and cotton shirt, his wax hands clasped behind his back, standing on a rug
69 in. (175 cm.) high
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This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage

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This life-like statue was displayed at the eminent poet, publisher and bookseller Bernard Stone's London premises at Turret bookshops in Kensington Church Street. Michael Horowitz described it as "the merriest backwater of that time". Every Saturday afternoon from the early 1960s , Stone would give out free glasses of wine to a bohemian literary crowd under the watchful of eye of Sigmund Freud. This included not only Horowitz, but also Alan Brownjohn, Christopher Logue, Lawrence Durrell, Alan Sillitoe and Sir John Waller. Sigmund was also displayed at Stone's later premises in Floral Street, Convent Garden and Lamb's Conduit Street in Bloomsbury.

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