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A majestic over 400 year old ostrich sculpture which has been in the same private collection for almost two centuries has emerged for sale for £120,000.<br />
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The 15ins tall bronze sculpture was produced from the workshop of celebrated Renaissance sculptor Giambologna in the late 16th or early 17th century.<br />
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It was previously owned by 18th century politician and writer Horace Walpole who kept it in his collection at Strawberry Hill House.<br />
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The sculpture was sold by his descendants with the 'Great Sale' of Strawberry Hill in 1842 to John Dunn-Gardner of Suffolk, the self-styled Earl of Leicester, for £50 and 8 shillings - which equates to £3,000 in today's money.