Antique bronze sculpture Britannia Thames tunnel Sir Marc Brunel

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H. 51.5 cm x L. 35 cm. x W. 22.5 cm. 

H. 20.2 inch x L. 13.8 inch x W. 8.9 inch.
Condition:
Very good.

Antique bronze sculpture Britannia as river goddess to commemorate the knighthood of Sir Marc Brunel in 1841.
Marc Brunel was a
French-émigré engineer and inventor who solved the historic problem of underwater tunneling.
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sculpture is picturing Britannia with trident, the Thames Tunnel, a globe, instruments and a paddle wheel.
The hexagonal form at the base is almost certainly a simplified representation of the tunnel-boring apparatus invented by Sir Marc Brunel to dig under the Thames