Rare Kauba Mechanical Erotica Vienna Bronze. The bronze depicts a beautiful nude lady holding her robe closed in front of her. When you lift the ribbon holding the front of her robe her arms open the robe slowly to reveal her beautiful nude body. This is the best condition of the 2 or 3 we have seen over the past 50 years of this model. The mechanical section works perfectly. The back is signed C Kauba. The front has a presentation plaque inscribed in Austrian. This bronze is pictured on Page 230 of Joseph Zobel's book on antique Vienna Bronzes published in 2008 with an estimate of $2,500 to $4,000. I'm quite sure this is the finest example known and the value would be at the high estimate. It is guaranteed to please the most particular Vienna Bronze collector. This will make a wonderful addition to an advanced Vienna Bronze collection. Height 8-1/2 inches. Width when open 5-5/8 inches. Weight 3 pounds. When you close her robe the mechanism re-winds. Then you push the bow shaped fastener over the closed robe to seal it. Then when you want to open it again you lift the bow forward and she slowly opens her robe. Guaranteed to please the most particular collector or connoisseur.