Military Figure - Poland XVII Century Dragoon
Dragoons belonged to so-called "foreign class soldiers", filled by Poles but dressed to foreign standards. Formed of obligatory recruitment among peasantry and impoverished nobility, very penal and well trained. King Jan III Sobieski attached special attention to dragoons and formed these departments from his own money.
It takes a very knowledgeable and talented artist to create military figures that meet the expectations of the most demanding collectors. We were fortunate to become friends with one whose specialty is Polish army figures. He makes only a few per month, so you may wait 4-5 months before your order will be filled. But, when you receive it, your patience will be rewarded when you open the box. They are amazing and worth the wait. The attention to detail and historical accuracy is breath taking. Individually handcrafted of hand-painted plaster, fired in an oven and mounted on a wooden pedestal. Available in very limited quantities, basically custom made. Each app. 8" tall.