Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban (1633-1707). A master in the art of military engineering, he built nearly thirty strongholds and modernized more than two hundred existing works. King Louis XIV elevated him to the rank of Marshal of France at the end of his life. Old manufacture of Gustave Vertunni, France, around 1950. The mold used here is the one usually used for Catinat. Rare. Solid lead figurine. Scale 55mm to the eye line. Overall height : 60 – 65mm.