Karl Kouba, Frog with a newspaper (Vienna bronze), 19th century


Karl Kouba, Frog with an umbrella and a newspaper (Vienna bronze), late 19th – early 20th century

Vienna painted bronze – a figurine of a frog holding a folded newspaper in one hand and a folded red umbrella with white dots in the other hand. A rare collector’s item in very good condition – slight traces of the passage of time (a bit dirty, paint worn here and there).

Vienna, late 19th century – early 20th century

Dimensions: 4.3 (height) x 2.6 x 2.1 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.