Help with what appears to be old bronze over spelter piece. Black Forest?
I was hoping someone could shed some light on what this piece is. I bought it from an estate sale. The lady thought it was from the late 18th or early 19th century. It appears to be decorated similarly to black forest. It seems to have once been framed in wood as there is a lip around the outside with three nail holes through the lip. It is approx 10 - 12 inches in diameter. It also has some weathering. Maybe it was above a door? I have no idea. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.