Cast Iron Kasli statuette depicting a decorated Red Army soldier returning home to his daughter. 1986 dated and maker marked to underside.
Kasli was a famous manufacturer of fine art cast iron dating back to the Imperial Era. In Soviet times they created a series of finely rendered WW2 themed statuettes such as this one.
Attractive sculpture shows a typical homecoming scene in 1945; proud veteran father returns to daughter, daughter drops her teddy bear in surprise or perhaps shock of meeting her dad for the first time.
Nice details to the soldier figure. He has several campaign medals, a red star and a Guard's Badge. Difficult to make out any rank based on the shoulder boards but he appears to be an NCO wearing his field cap, and an EM type belt.
Dimension are about 10" tall by 6" wide. Condition is excellent. Glossy black finish with very little wear. No cracks or repairs, no missing parts.
This statuette has a very unusual and family theme, not often associated with Soviet War Art. As such it will be suitable for display anywhere at home, or as a collection centerpiece.