Interesting Rare Gutenberg Spelter Sculpture Statue NR

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Interesting Rare Gutenberg Spelter Sculpture Statue NR

Gutenberg "GUTTEMBERG" Spelter Statue / Sculpture

Age: Unknown ---- Guessing: Late 19th , Early 20th Century

Original Origin: Unknown --- Guessing: France

Height: Aproximately 18.5 inches

Weight: Aproximately 9 lbs

Interesting spelling of Gutenberg which reads on the statue as "Guttemberg"

French to English translation on Scroll reads: "Et la lumiere fut" --> "And t was Light"

I am guessing t was once a marble or wooden mount

Composition appears to be Spelter / Zinc - Bronze

Please reference pictures for the best representation

REFERENCES:

/wiki/Johannes_Gutenberg

Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg ( c. 1398 - February 3, 1468) was a German goldsmith and printer who introduced modern book printing . His invention of mechanical movable type printing started the Printing Revolution and is widely regarded as the most important event of the modern period .[ 1] It played a key role in the development of the Renaissance , Reformation and the Scientific Revolution and laid the material basis for the modern knowledge-based economy and the spread of learning to the masses .[ 2]

Gutenberg was the first European to use movable type printing, in around 1439, and the
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