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Herend Olympic Wrestlers Porcelain Figurine B. Farkas


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The Herend Wrestlers sculpture was commissioned by Herend to the sculptor Béla Pankotai Farkas for the 1936 Berlin Olympics. It is signed B. Farkas on base and includes the Herend mark and model number on the bottom. The figure in represented in the book “The Art of Hungarian Porcelain” by Gyozo Sikota on page 74. Bela Pankotai Farkas’s Wrestlers is a skillful representation of a classic movement of Greek-Roman wrestling. This figurine depicts the moment when one of the wrestlers lifts his opponent off the ground.

An example of heroic monuments by Farkas is the memorial sculpture for the victims of WWI from 1929 in the churchyard of the Hungarian town of Lenti which shows a dying Hungarian soldier whose sword is taken over by a young ardent fighter.

  • Color:  White with glazed finish
  • Measurements: 16″ tall x 8″ wide at the base
  • Marked on Bottom: Herend 5788
  • Marked on Top of Base:  B. Farkas

herend porcelain figurine wrestlers

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