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Author Topic: Fox with bird (duck) in it's mouth.  (Read 113 times)

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Fox with bird (duck) in it's mouth.
« on: March 06, 2021, 11:46:47 PM »
Impressed in the grass on the rear of base is 'Austria 1620' this has been in the family since at least the late 1950s and was either brought with my mum when she came to the UK in 1948 or not longer after as a gift by visiting relatives, she always said it was German.

Anne found examples that once appeared on eBay as rare Staffordshire, but no reason to assume that is correct.... One of those seemed a little larger and the birds body was not opened as a receptacle.

Only event in Austria for 1620 was Ferdinand II becoming King of Bohemia.

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Re: Fox with bird (duck) in it's mouth.
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2021, 11:50:48 PM »
ebay image, long gone.
Odd that they would make more than one size of mould!



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Re: Fox with bird (duck) in it's mouth.
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2021, 06:37:10 AM »
Facebook suggestion "1920/30s to me, maybe copying or referring to a 17th c bronze" I would agree dating but possibly  later.

 

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