This is an exceptional painted pheasant by artist Carl Kauba. This piece is in pristine condition and measures 9.5 x 16.5 x 3.75. Carl (or Karl) was an Austrian sculptor was born in Vienna in 1865. His teachers were Karl Waschmann (1848-1905), known for his ivory sculptures and portrait plaquettes of contemporary celebrities, and Stefan Schwartz (1851-1924), who exhibited in Paris, including the Exposition Universelle of 1900 where he won a gold medal. Kauba’s intricate bronzes, imported to the ...click for details
This Vienna bronze female pheasant is cold-painted and very well done. Realistic and naturalistic in pose, she is 4-1/2 inches in length and 2 inches in height. These type of Austrian bronze animals in this sort of condition are quite collectible.