The variant size dual stylized storks with ivory beaks set on 3.5 in quarter round form marble bases. Incised on base B. Altman. Made for the retail entrepreneur in Austria. ( One base with corner marble restoration - see photos) 9.5" high 3-3.5 widest point.
The bronze from a model by Henri Giraud 1840-1895 and signed Giraud. The base with relief of hunting scenes. The foundry signature of F. Barbedienne as well as the Reduction Mecanique seal of Achille Collas. Even loss to gilding as evidenced in the photos. French 1880 Length 9.25 inches