Austrian Bronze Pheasant Perched on a Green Onyx Tray or Desk Tidy, 1920s
Austrian Bronze Pheasant Perched on a Green Onyx Tray or Desk Tidy, 1930s
The pheasant with lifted tail, on round tray with bevel-edged onyx bowl. Unsigned.
Fine desk accessories such as this "desk tidy" were considered vital to have for businessmen who wanted to display their elegance and sophistication to their guests prior to World War II.
The tidy serves as a convenient place for I-phone, headphones, stamps, cigarettes, or any other use, as well as acting as a place-holder or paperweight, if you are rocking it old school.
The split in the veining is natural.
Good condition. Approximately 5" H., 8 1/2" Diameter.