A French patinated bronze tazza
F. Barbedienne foundry, Paris
late 19th century
The shallow bowl flanked by scroll handles, centered by a relief panel entitled LE MASQUE, depicting a mother and child gazing upon a mask with a mask, inscribed F. LEVILLAIN, incised F. BARBEDIENNE, on circular foot, impressed P to underside.
height 3 1/2in (8cm); width across handles 13 3/8in (34cm)