Vintage Cold painted Vienna bronze sleeping cat on a pillow is marked Austria and is perfect for a dollhouse. The figure features an adorable miniature sculpture of a small cat figurine lying on its back. The figurine is expertly handmade and hand painted. The face displays a delightful expression and endearing eyes, hind legs and long tail. Near the top of the pillow is an impressed message that reads Nur ein hert eist und chen which I believe roughly translates to only one small heart. It is an outstanding example of an authentic Austrian cold painted bronze. It is marked Austria and numbered 4152 on the underside with an impressed foundry mark. The figure is 2 inches long from top of pillow to tip of the tail. Overall it is excellent with a bit of paint loss typical of antique cold painted figures.
This sweet miniature bronze cat figurine is a wonderful example of Austrian cold painted bronze whimsical animals of which the Viennese are known. It would be fun in a collection and adorable to display in a dollhouse.
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