I have had the pleasure of offering a number of interesting statues over the years. This one is a more unusual example than most. The statue is that of a Hussar. I believe he is Austro-Hungarian. He is wearing a shako complete with its parade plume. The man stands tall, wearing both his sword and rifle slung over his shoulder. His cartridge box is prominent at his waist. The figure’s actual height is 5 3/16.” He is mounted on a circular base, which is in turn mounted on a marble square. The marble base has green felt on its bottom to prevent the statue from sliding on a smooth surface. The presentation’s overall height is 6 3/8.” It is also important to note that the statue has a wonderful patina. I believe it was manufactured of “German Silver” (nickel). I can detect no signs of a hallmark. Although the statue and its superior quality are extremely interesting, it is the presentation case that adds that extra measure of captivating luxury. The case’s exterior is red leatherette. It measures 8 1/4″ x 3 1/8″ x 3 5/8.” Two snaps at the front keep the case closed when not on display or during transport. When the clasps are released, the two halves swing open to display the statue within. (It makes a stunning presentation with the doors swung back and the Hussar shining inside). The case must have been produced by a true craftsman as its construction is quite intricate. I would venture to say that the manufacturer was kept busy with the design and construction of other cases, especially presentation cases for Austrian and/or Prussian high-end orders. The red leatherette material is very similar to that seen on the cases for the Order of the Red Eagle.