An Austrian ‘Vienna’ / ‘Wiener’ bronze Dachshund bell push / ringer, circa 1900
An Austrian ‘Vienna’ / ‘Wiener’ bronze bell push / ringer, in the form of two Dachshund puppies in a pouch. This was perhaps inspired after the Austrian animal painter Carl Reichert’s (1836-1918), baskets of puppies and kittens. Austrian circa 1900.
These beautifully made bronze bell pushes were used by the wealthy and aristocratic Viennese households to call their staff.
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