10 Antique Polychrome Cold Painted Miniature Bronze Monkey Band, Austria For Sale
10 Antique Polychrome Cold Painted MINIATURE Bronze MONKEY BAND, Austria
ANTIQUE MINIATURE COLD PAINTED MONKEY MUSICIANS BAND
Interesting and unusual antique molded bronze band of ten tiny instrument playing monkey figures. Measuring about 1" tall, each holds a different musical instrument including several types of horn, a drum, a flute, violin, cello, cymbals and even a conductor with stand and sheet music. Created with charming and realistic detail, they stand on tiny little feet - I can see every toe - faces wearhilarious little expressions - tails curve out behind them.
Cast by hand - probably a wax technique - they are finished in polychrome cold paint (not fired) - condition is very nice with no breaks, repairs, bends, or damage - the wands, sticks, and other fine accessories are all present - just the lightest wear to the cold paint that does not detract. Dating to the 1920s, I can find no markings or signature - they resemble Austrian or Vienna Bronze pieces. Just a charming complete set of ten miniature monkeys in symphony - shown on a miniature dresser listed separately - whimsical and fun addition to any collection or display - guaranteed to make you smile!