Antique Gothic Decor, Chimera Escutcheon Handle
A splendorous antique Gothic decor door or cabinet escutcheon pull plate, belonging to 19th century France. This 4-inch tall bronze creature is likely part lion, part goat and part snake, though some parts are more distinct than others. The fascinating part is its middle section, its ribs in an artful arch. Perhaps these photos will paint you its story. There remains a lot of details to be appreciated on this unusual object.
(Antique Gothic Decor, Chimera Escutcheon Handle)