Polychrome Vienna Bronze sculpture monkey needle holder XIXth century

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E60 682

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Sculpture in Vienna bronze * polychrome and gilded forming needle holder representing a monkey moving on all fours, from the XIXth century.

This sculpture is in good condition. It is very decorative due to its fairly large size for a Vienna bronze.

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A note: the needle holder part is a little damaged (some accidents, tears and lacks), some wear and lacks on the polychromy and gilding, wear of time, look at the photos.

* Vienna bronzes:

It is especially in France that the tradition of bronze figurines from Vienna is widespread, it will be imported to Vienna by Mathias Bermann, in 1850. The latter specialized in metal ornaments for pipes, it was at this date that he begins to melt and paint figurines. It is the beginning of the Vienna bronzes which were going to know a world fame. Towards the end of the 19th century, the golden age of metalworking in Vienna, many workshops were created. During the 19th century, artists created nearly 10,000 models of bronze figurines. These famous works were exported to major cities such as New York, London, and Paris. Vienna bronzes are well known for their high technical quality as well as for the great attention to detail, movement and expression. Each of these works is a unique piece, the carving is done by hand and the details differ between two pieces. (Cf ProAntic Magazine)

Data sheet

  • Height 8 cm
  • Width env. 8 cm
  • Longueur 16 cm