Delightful antique French Napoleon III era bronze patinated dachshund figure, an Animalier style sculpture on gild brass or bronze plinth with glass or paste jewel accents! Another of our Paris finds from last week, yes, this one rode along with me in my carry-on. Such a charming little figure, not really one of the canines you normally see portrayed in old sculpture but here you go dachshund (and French antique) lovers! I though he was bronze but you can see via the break to the tip of his tail that it's white metal under bronze. A unique piece, full of charm and guaranteed to tug at your heart strings. Don't miss him!
Very good condition. There are a few small scratches to the figure and, as mentioned above, the tip of his tail has unfortunately broken off. There is also a dent to the crown/top of his head. The base has some wear to the gilding but no real notable damage. See pictures for all measurements.