This stunning bronze dish is a wonderfully unique item that will add richness and warmth to any collection.
This is a heavy piece and tested for bronze. This is definitely not spelter or bronze clad. It has classic Nouveau design in its style and lines.
We love the look of old bronze: the way it feels, the way it patinas. This beauty has a lot of wonderful substance and texture.
As you can see, the dish is in the shape of a woman. The "dishes" on each side are formed by the way the female figure holds her dress in outspread arms.
The fabric spreads out in layers of decadent pleats and falls just above the figures pointed toes.
This kind of "wet drapery" (the appearance of clingy fabric) is a technique popularized during the Renaissance.
She wears a bonnet while her dress is accented with big, beautiful sleeves. Her hands and pointed toes give her the graceful style of a ballerina.
An embossed mark on the reverse of the dish reads "CO".
The piece shows a bit of expected wear, along with a rich coat of oxidization both of which add to its vintage appeal and are testaments to its age.
This gives the figure extraordinary dimension while letting the natural bronze tones shine through beautifully.
Overall, this elegant dish remains in excellent vintage condition.
These pieces are so elegant and romantic and can be used for any number of things. Those of us that have similar pieces in our collections use these as a temporary "hold" for rings and watches while doing dishes or other activities.
It is lovely. You will fall in love with her. We did.
Measurements: 6 5/8" tall, 6" wide, 1" deep Weight: 24.7 oz