Today we are delighted to offer for sale a delightful antique Austrian bronze dog and cat figurine! This whimsical piece is finely crafted and detailed. This high-quality piece is signed at the bottom (but illegible) and bears a great resemblance to the work of famous Viennese foundry of Franz Bergmann who produced numerous patinated and cold-painted bronze Oriental, erotic and animal figures, the latter often humanized or whimsical, humorous objets d’art. The figurine depicts a sweet and friendly dog resting on the ground while a curious and playful kitten climbs on his back. The piece features traces of the original cold-painted finish, especially the kitten’s face and has a wonderful original warm time-earned patina. Figure presents beautifully and is in good antique condition, with minor wear, tarnish and patina commensurate with age. There is loss to painted finish. Dog’s tail is missing its tip. Add whimsy to any antique bronze collection with this fun animalier bronze. Fresh to the market!
Dimensions: 15/16″ in height, 1-3/4″ in length, and 1″ in depth
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