Karl Kouba, Dog Pulling a Cart (Vienna Bronze), 19th century
Karl Kouba, Dog Pulling a Cart (Vienna bronze), late 19th century – early 20th century
Painted Vienna bronze – a figurine depicting a dog (pug? boxer?), pulling a cart with wood. Trolley equipped with movable wheels. Artist’s signature (“KK”) on the bottom of the trolley. A rare collectible in very good condition – slight traces of the passage of time (dirt, worn paint here and there).
Vienna, late 19th century – early 20th century
Dimensions: 4,5 (height) x 3,2 x 7 (length) cm.
Vienna bronzes are often small figures, usually made of bronze, produced in Vienna from the mid-nineteenth century – they gained immense popularity all over Europe at that time. They are known for their excellent quality of workmanship – sophisticated shapes, interesting, often funny ideas, and in the case of colored browns, perfectly preserved, vivid colors. They are nowadays sought-after collectors’ items.