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Vienna Cold Paint Bronze Dog Head Desk-top Document or Letter Clip circa 1890 A2537

Regular price $495.00

With its sprung "jaw" firmly holding on to what might occasionally be a regular SHEAF of documents, this delightful object could also be hung on the wall: the back discloses an opening for a nail or picture hook. It's a wonderful object.

'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.

Measures 5 1/2" x 3" x 3 1/2"

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