RARE HRH Prince
Philip, Duke of Edinburgh life sized bronze bust
One of the rarest
pieces ever offered by Everything Royal in more than 40 years.
This incredible bust is a one-of-a-kind piece.
A bronze (life size) bust of the late Prince Philip who passed
just before his 100th birthday.
This bust was purchased at auction from the furnishings of the
Dorchester Hotel in London more than 25 years ago.
HRH posed for
this piece in the late 1940's(1947-1949).
The hotel was
purchased by the Sultan of Bruni, who remodeled, sending all the
wonderful royal, historical furnishings and art work to an action
which is how this great bust came into my possession.
It was taken to Buckingham Palace by a friend of mine and Prince
had been told about the bust.
It sat on Prince
Philip's desk for three months until I arrived to bring it back
Walking out the
private front entrance of Buckingham Palace with Prince Phillips
head in my arms was quite a sight for visitors who were taking
While it sat in Prince Philip's office, The Queen exclaimed it
was a great likeness and asked if it was available.
Sadly, Her Majesty
does not purchase items and, I believe, was hoping it was to be
Buckingham Palace forwarded a list of sculptors, who, over the
years, Prince Philip sat (posed) for.
Being a royal
means having so many paintings, photos and sculptors done. Many
pieces are commissioned by City Halls, heads of Governments, etc.
Many pieces are finished without the royal family member ever
seeing the finished product.
Bust approximately 15"
With base 20"
(Never ask a friend to bid for you without giving him your maximum
price) With a buyers premium of 25% and VAT of 7%, dear Philip
was near $50,000.00 US.
After 24 years, Philip is ready for a new home.
Amazing HRH Prince Philip would have been 100 years old this year.
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