Cardinal de Mazarin (1602-1661). He succeeded Richelieu as prime minister of state at the end of the reign of Louis XIII. During the regency of Anne of Austria. He protects the young Louis XIV, against the revolt of the parliament and the nobility, and assists the king at the beginning of his reign. The day after Mazarin’s death, Louis XIV declares to the council that from now on he will exercise alone the profession of king. Ancient manufacture of Gustave Vertunni, France, circa 1940. Hollow lead figurine, filled with plaster. Scale 55mm at the eye line. Overall height: 60 – 65mm.