An Early 20th Century Allegorical Secessionist Bronze Plaque, Circa 1900
An Early 20th Century Allegorical Secessionist Bronze Plaque, Circa 1900 (Probably Vienna)
The rectangular plaque showing three classical figures representing Past, Present & Future set in low relief against a background of ancient architectural structures. The central figure (The Present) shown holding a scientific instrument in one hand while removing a blindfold from an old man (The Past) thereby allowing the old man to look to the future - the youthful figure far right (The Future) shown kneeling atop an Ionic capital while holding a stylus & tablet as he scripts out what is yet to come.
Mounted within an ebonized frame bordered by a gilt fillet.