A cherub (French, 19th Century), descending with the assistance of a parachute (circa 1930)

The cherub: wood with painted gesso, and wearing a vintage Action Man parachute harness; the parachute: painted composition, string and metal (with a brass hook at the top of the chute) 

 

24 x 17 1/2 x 17 1/2 in. (60.9 x 44.4 x 44.4 cm.)

£6500