French Antique Gilded Bronze Dish. Unusual Scene MrPunch? 19th Century.French Antique Gilded Bronze Dish. Unusual Scene MrPunch? 19th Century.French Antique Gilded Bronze Dish. Unusual Scene MrPunch? 19th Century.French Antique Gilded Bronze Dish. Unusual Scene MrPunch? 19th Century.French Antique Gilded Bronze Dish. Unusual Scene MrPunch? 19th Century.

This French bronze dish is very attractive if a little baffling. The scene portrayed is quite unusual. There appears to be a seated man sheltering under an umbrella whilst possibly feeding scraps to a kennel bound dog, looking on through the open window is a Mr Punch type character in bed-cap type hat and a pipe in his mouth.

There maybe a root in traditional French tales that I am not familiar with or it may be as simple as a typical group from the period but it has a character "feel" about it.

Regardless of the origins of the scene it is however a nice solid, quality little piece. I particularly like the attention paid to the corner details.

The condition is very good for the age with just the usual areas of discolouration that you would expect in a bronze piece of this age.

Please see the photographs for clarification.

Measures: 5 1/2 inches square x 3/8 inch high

Item ID: 436

French Antique Gilded Bronze Dish. Unusual Scene MrPunch? 19th Century.

$160 USD

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