Philip VI of Valois, king of France (1293-1350). At the death of Charles IV le Bel, the last Capetian king who died without male children, he was designated by the nobility as the legitimate heir to the throne of France. The contestation of this legitimacy by Edward III of England, will be the cause of the Hundred Years War. Old manufacture of Gustave Vertunni, France, around 1945. Hollow lead figurine, filled with plaster. Scale 55mm to the eye line. Overall height: 60 – 65mm.