Antique Austrian Cold Painted Bronze Cobra Snake Pocket Wrist Watch Holder
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1 Beautiful Austrian Collectible Small Antique Cold Painted Bronze In The Form Of A Cobra Snake Pocket Wrist Watch Holder.
It is in the coiled position with its head fanned out and tongue extended, the tongue is long enough to hold your wrist watch or pocket watch.
Having such beautiful detail you can see the scales on the snake.
Highly sought after by collectors.
Provenance bought from a private collector seller in Lancashire.
Please note that the wrist watch prop as seen in some pictures is not included.
Such an exciting great conversation talking point to your guests.
Origin from Austria.
Having The Austria and Bergman foundry mark stamp on the lower side.
Bergman was noted for his detail and colourful work, he signed with a letter B in an urn shaped cartouche.
Cold-painted bronze' refers to pieces cast in Vienna and then decorated in several layers with so-called dust paint; the know-how for the mix of this kind of paint has been lost. The color was not fired hence 'cold painted'. The painting was carried out mainly by women working at home, a typical cottage industry. Reference source 1stdibs.
Unwrapped weight just around 1.1kg approximate.
Circa early 20th century 1900.
Offered in fine used condition.
Having charming natural aged wear patina commensurate with usage & age.
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Dimensions in centimetres approximate
Width of base (8.5cm)
Length depth (20.5cm)
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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