A figure of a shirtless young boy in shorts wearing a worker's cap about to strike the ball with his right foot. The original model was first sculpted in the early 1960's to represent the socialist outlook that predominated at the time. This Kasli Iron Works figure is marked "Касли 1981" and "Сделано в СССР" (Kasly and Made in the USSR) clearly on the bottom of the figure. Rich black color. Condition is excellent - like new with original tag. 7" in height, 2¾" diameter at the base. Weighs 1⅓ pounds. 1 only, as shown.
Nicely detailed lost-wax casting from the Kasli Iron Works in Yekaterinburg (Ekaterinburg) in the Ural Mountains, Russia. This significant mountain ridge forms the border between Europe and Asia. Kasli casting (named after the town of Kasli) is a metallurgical and metal-working plant which arose on the banks of the river Iset ( Исеть), and was one of the best of its kind in its day.