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Nancy Barshter and Bentley Chappell, Montague MA   

Antique Cold Painted Vienna Bronze Curious Cat Ready for Play c1900Antique Cold Painted Vienna Bronze Curious Cat Ready for Play c1900Antique Cold Painted Vienna Bronze Curious Cat Ready for Play c1900Antique Cold Painted Vienna Bronze Curious Cat Ready for Play c1900

Antique Bronze Miniature Figural Animal

CURIOUS CAT READY FOR PLAY

Original Cold Paint 19th Century

This appealing cat figure measures 1 1/4 inches long end of the cat’s tail, and 1 inch tall to the top of the cat’s ears. He is in a half crouch, looking like he is stalking a mouse and ready to play. In his cold painted state, he was part of a series of feline cat and kitten figurines from a highly detailed child sized set. Examined through a powerful magnifier loupe, the sheer detail squeezed into this uniquely decorated model, from the end of the 19th or beginning of the 20th century is a tribute to the skills of the Austrian modelers and to the imagination of their painters. Most of his original paint has faded and can be seen primarily on the belly and face, a greyish white against the natural patina bronze.

The figurine remains in great condition, right down to her perked ears, with paint wear consistent with age. A tiny spot of chipped paint at the bottom of his mouth. Offered as is.

A delightful example of early made bronze toys for childs play and dollhouse accessories, with an irresistible theme of housepets and animals and a nice patina.

Item ID: AA2381

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Antique Cold Painted Vienna Bronze Curious Cat Ready for Play c1900

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Childhood Antiques


Nancy Barshter and Bentley Chappell
Montague
MA
  

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