Well, I am absolutely amazed and blown away!! As my kids would say "The Glass Message Board done well good". I go away for a few hours and when I come back, not only has the figure been identified, it is confirmed by a photograph of the original statue from which my glass figure came from. And it is is IDENTICAL even down to the amount of square base showing above the stone base - absolutely fantastic. I will write down the details and keep them under the base of the figure so that he always has a name. Feel like he's come in from the cold after a few decades
I have colleagues who work in Germany and I will ask them to try and get me a better photograph of the statue which I think is in Freyburg. If so, I will post it here.
I don't know Pamela (although I have watched her news item video) or Siegmar Geiselberger but Siegmar must have an encyclopeadic knowledge of glass to ahve popped that name out of the ether. Respect Siegmar
(sorry, been with three teenage kids too much!)
Tongue in cheek moment - would anyone hazard a guess at the manufacturer? Assume it would be German? Don't know much about other manufactuerer's than the British ones myself (Derbyshire, Greener, Davidson, Burtles etc.). If teh statue was erected in 1859 and with his frosted appearance, quality of moulding etc. I would put him somewher between 1859 and 1880.
Again, a big, big, big thank you to you all for sorting our my Christmas Conundrum before Christmas. Now, I know I have another bit of glass somewhere for Christmas Conundrum #2............