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Thierry Saint-Joanis
Statue ayant appartenu à Conan Doyle
Statue presented & belonging to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Avril 17, 2008

Une statue dédicacée et ayant appartenu à sir Arthur Conan Doyle est proposée à la vente pour la somme de £ 6 000 (prix à débattre).A statue presented to and owned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to buy: £6.000.

Pour plus de détails, voir le courrier que nous a adressé le vendeur. Sa famille aurait acheté l'objet lors d'une vente qui aurait eu lieu au domicile de l'écrivain peu de temps après sa disparition...

We received the following message:

"I have in my possession a fine statue presented to and owned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and thought it may interest your society and members.

Bronze of child standing on stool looking upwards, with inscription: THE SWALLOW IS COME

“To Sir Arthur Conan Doyle From Affectionate Norwegian Friends”

On its base is the Sculptors signature, C. L. JACOBSEN and dated 1899, as well as the Founders name, E. POLESZYNSKI STOBT, with CHR 1903.  Carl Ludwig JACOBSEN (1835 - 1923), Born in Moss, Norway. Died Oslo, Norway. Strongly influenced by TORVALDSEN, and employed as Sculptor to the King of Denmark.
JACOBSEN modelled Bronze Portrait Busts of Scandinavian Personalities at the turn of the 20th Century. This piece was bought at auction by my family at the home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle shortly after his death.

Size Approx: 23” Height  x 9  ¼” Width  x 6 ½” Depth
Weight Approx:  11.5 kg

I am currently selling this statue, but before I present it to the open market I feel I ought to offer it first to respected organisations and societies that are connected to and have a genuine vested interest in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and all things Sherlockian.
I have had the item valued by numerous established auction houses, and they too feel that it should be presented in the first instance to such societies as yours, which could be missed at a general auction.
My initial selling figure is £6,000 Sterling, but I am of course open to offers. (Escrow payments are equally welcome, but costs will be borne by purchaser.)
If this statue is of interest to either your society or your listed members, or you have any questions, then please feel free to contact me…

Keith Reilly
+44 7980 448832 (you can also leave a message and I will get back to you),
or e-mail me at

Naturally, viewings are welcome at my house in East Sussex, UK, by appointment.

Kindest Regards


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