Louis VII the Younger (1120-1180), king of France. Son of Louis VI the Fat and Adelaide of Savoy, he married Eleanor of Aquitaine. The marriage was judged null and void in 1152. Eleanor then married Henry Plantagenet, who owned Normandy, Anjou, Maine and Touraine. Combined with Aquitaine, the couple’s possessions represented five times the royal domain. The king marries Blanche of Castile in second marriage. Old manufacture of Gustave Vertunni, France, around 1945. Hollow lead figurine, filled with plaster. Scale 55mm to the eye line. Overall height: 60 – 65mm. Rare version with “engraved” fleur-de-lis on the mantle.