Lord Mountbatten by Greta Berlin, 1989Lord Mountbatten by Greta Berlin, 1989

Lord Mountbatten by Greta Berlin, 1989

£ 18,500.00






Overall height: 23½in (60 cm) Width: 8½in (21.5cm)

Please note that shipping costs are supplied upon purchase.

Buy Now

This bronze is the maquette for a sculpture of Lord Louis Mountbatten wearing a naval duffel coat, peaked cap and sea boots and holding a pair of binoculars. It is set on a highly polished black stone base and inscribed on the back ‘Mountbatten Study, G. Berlin no. 3 of 3’. English, 1989.

We are indebted to Ms Berlin for her kind help in supplying the following information. “I made this piece as a working model, maquette, to show, along with another image, to the clients who were offering the commission for the nine-foot bronze of Lord Mountbatten that now stands in Southampton’s Grosvenor Square. I had very much wanted them to choose the image you have to be scaled up, almost in the manner of that marvelous sculpture of Churchill in Parliament Square by Ivor Roberts-Jones. But, since Lord Mountbatten lost the Kelly, the client thought it inappropriate to have him in naval attire. They chose the other image I did where he is in British Army tropical uniform as they wanted to reflect his time in Burma. I think the date of that commission was 1989. Greta Berlin”.

Admiral of the Fleet Lord Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900-1979) was an uncle of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and second cousin once removed of Queen Elizabeth II. He first went to sea on the battlecruiser Lion in July 1916 and continued his naval career from the final days of WWI right through to VJ Day in 1945, by which time he had achieved the rank of Supreme Allied Commander, South East Asia Command. Afterwards, he was the last Viceroy of India (1947) and the first Governor-General of independent India (1947-1948). From 1954 to 1959, Mountbatten was First Sea Lord. He was assassinated by the Provisional IRA in 1979.

We have been working with the same trusted delivery team for over twenty five years. They are not only experienced specialists in packing and handling antiques and delicate items, but they are reliable, will liaise with you directly and will always go the extra mile to make sure that you have the best service.

International customers can be confident that we are experienced in shipping items around the world by sea and air. Please contact us if you need help with freight charges and we would be happy to help and provide you with a quote.

Wick Antiques was established by Charles Wallrock in the early 1980s. Having grown up in the Antiques world Charles has developed an extensive wealth of knowledge and is extremely passionate about the antique world so please feel free to contact us with any queries or questions.

We accept Credit and Debit Cards (Please add debit/credit card logos) and Bank Transfer. Please use the form below to enquire about this product, or you can contact us on the numbers below or by emailing charles@wickantiques.co.uk.

How To Buy

Please contact us to buy

We accept Credit and Debit Cards and Bank Transfer. Call us on the numbers below or email charles@wickantiques.co.uk.

Make An Enquiry

    Send Message