Austrian bronze lidded dish
A wonderful and unusual Austrian bronze lidded dish C.1900-1910.
Exceptional quality casting, good colouring and lots of detail. No signature but possibly by Bergman or in the style of. It cleverly depicts a young boy struggling in the water with a life ring only a few feet away, does he make it? A sombre scene or possibly a symbol of hope. Either way it makes a unique and decorative piece, it’s in good condition and perfectly useable.
18cm diameter round