My Vienna Bronze expert was amazed at this piece. He authenticated it as an extremely rare Bergmann bell push in surprisingly good condition.
This depicts a bear writing in a book. He has just written "Mein Leibes Kind" (or My Dear Children). The fox, standing holding a candle to help his friend. There is an inkwell, and the bell push is white in the red border.
I simply loved it when I saw it! That day, browsing in an antique mall in Germany, I purchased this and several other items, including the extremely well-carved monkey looking into a mirror that I am also listing.
Size: Height 2 3/4" Width 2 3/4" Depth 2 1/4"
Circa 1900 - 1910.
Marks: The Bergmann mark of a "B" in an urn.
Condition: Very Good Antique Condition. No losses or damage. Minimal wear.
PROVENANCE: Vienna Bronze Gallery
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