Posted 6 years ago
Here we have an antique Austrian cold painted bronze figure which depicts a couple from the late 1800's era. It's made and designed by Moritz Spitz who opened, and owned, a bronze foundry in Austria from the late 1800's and into the first quarter of the 1900's. It's an extremely rare piece and I feel very lucky to be the new owner of this piece. This piece was purchased at an online auction from a Beverly Hills estate sale.
It's really very highly detailed in every way. This one is signed "MS" (Moritz Spitz) and is dated 96, which would be 1896. I've seen a lot of cold painted bronzes over the years, and I own several pieces, but this is the first of this design I've ever seen. I love their poses and the expressions on their faces. Most of the cold painted bronze pieces I own are by Franz Bergman. This is also the only Moritz Spitz cold painted bronze piece that I have in my collection. The figure measures 4.25" tall by 2.5" wide.
Thanks to all for stopping by and having a look!!