Vintage Fine Antique Tiger Franz Bergman (?) Cold Painted Vienna Bronze Austrian For Sale

  • Vintage fine Antique tiger , unknown maker, Cold painted Vienna Bronze Austrian
  • Looks and feels like a Franz Bergman and came with a collection that had Franz Bergman cats, but not the usual B in an urn mark.
  • Please ask any questions and I can check the piece for any other markings. I took some pictures of underside.
  • Fine condition, no damage, some light loss of cold paint commensurate with its age. Circa 1850's to 1930.
  • Measurements are 4 3/4" long x 2 3/4" tall, weighs 11.9 ounces (337 grams)
  • Comesfrom a fresh estate.We have several pieces of bronze listed from the same collection. 3 cats this week. more to follow.
  • We offer free shipping for any US buyers who buy multiple items.
    • offer on high value items with confidence, excellent response, returns, quality packing.
    • All my currentitems came from afresh estate,see them at my other items

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    Buy multiple items and I will combine shipping. All items will be OVER-Wrapped with bubble wrap and packaged with high quality materials.
    • $7.75 - for USA (includes tracking/insurance).
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    Franz Xaver Bergman(orFranz Xaver Bergmann) (1861–1936) was the owner of aViennesefoundry who produced numerous patinated and cold-painted bronze Oriental, erotic and animal figures, the latter often humanized or whimsical, humorous objects d'art. Noted for his detailed and colorful work, and signing either a 'B' in an urn-shaped cartouche or 'Nam Greb' - 'Bergman' in reverse. These marks were used to disguise his identity on erotic works.

    His father Franz Bergmann was a professional chaser from Gablonz/Bohemia who came to Vienna and founded a small bronze factory in 1860. His son Franz Xaver Bergmann (1861– 1936) inherited the company and opened a new foundry in 1900. Many of the bronzes from the 1900s were still based on designs from his fathers workshop.

    He was not a sculptor himself as often described wrongfully. There were many anonymous sculptors, hired temporarily by the workshops. At the turn of the 19th/20th Century there were about fifty workshops producing Vienna Bronzes.

    'Cold paintedbronze' refers to pieces cast inViennaand then decorated in several layers with so called dust paint; the know-how for the mix of this kind of paint has been lost. The color was not fired hence "cold painted". The painting was carried out mainly by women working at home, a typical cottage industry.

    Sensuous poses of young women in theArt Nouveaustyle were disguised by a covering that revealed all when a button was pushed or a lever moved. Often carefully sculpted animals, such as bears, could be opened to reveal an erotic figure inside.


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