Karl Kouba, Frog in a Hat (Vienna bronze), late 19th century
Karl Kouba, Frog with newspaper and umbrella (Vienna bronze), late 19th – early 20th century
Painted Vienna bronze – a figure of a frog in a black flat hat with a wide brim and a red ribbon, with a staff on his arm and a bouquet of red flowers in the other hand. A rare collector’s item in very good condition – slight traces of time (dirt, paint worn here and there).
Vienna, late 19th century – early 20th century
Dimensions: 4.5 (height) x 3 x 2.5 cm.
Vienna bronzes are often small figures, usually in bronze, produced in Vienna from the middle of the 19th century. – they gained immense popularity throughout Europe at that time. They are known for their excellent craftsmanship – sophisticated shapes, interesting, often amusing ideas, and in the case of painted bronzes, perfectly retained bright colors. These are sought-after collector’s items today.