Stunning heavy Cold Painted Bronze Dog figurine ( Mastiff Type) , marked AUSTRIA & GESCHUTZT around the collar area......rather difficult to see clearly as the imprint of some letters is not clear...... plus the print size very small so very hard to get good pictures. The bronze base plate measures 5 1/4" x 2 1/8" and the piece is 4 3/4" in height at ear tips.....condition as per the pictures is excellent. A good solid piece of bronze that weighs 1.2 kilos. The word Geschützt... also spelt as Geschutz & Geschuetz, is a German /Austrian mark covering a proprietary copyright, used until 1883. (Geschützt = 'Protected' in English).
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