Bronze Gallery presents:
A fine old Austrian
bronze bell push.
humorous smiling elephant sits on the bell push.
are broken off. You can see the remainders inside the holes. We believe that
the button is made of ivory.
This is a
cute piece. Do not forget to visit our collection of bell pushes. They used
these bell pushes to call their servants. Here is an excerpt of some examples
from an old catalog.
In Vienna and other cities they had many wealthy and aristocratic
households. Most cooks, servants and others came from less wealthy countries of the Austrian Emporium like from
Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Yugoslavia etc. When you go through the thick five or
six volume telephone directory at least half of the names you find stem from
the cited countries.
The immigration is the major reason for the famous and diverse
Austrian cuisine and pastry. Even strange words found entrance in the language
and many Germans or people who have learned German have the one or the other
ca. 2 1/8
“ (5.5 cm) tall and 1 1/8 “ (3 cm) across
aged patina, no restoration, no repairs, no touch ups! Please do not forget that you are buying a
used item that always may show some traces of wear!
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