Wbm - Wiener Bronze Manufaktur - Cat Chimney Sweeper With Ladder Vienna Brass
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Wbm - Wiener Bronze Manufaktur - Cat Chimney Sweeper With Ladder Vienna Brass:
WBM - Wiener Bronze Manufaktur - CAT Chimney Sweeper with Ladder Vienna Brass WBM - Wiener Bronze Manufaktur - CAT Chimney Sweeper with Ladder Vienna Brass
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Original minature by the WBM workshop - Wiener Bronze Manufaktur:
Cat - Chimney Sweeper with Ladder
We are offering this original Vienna Bronze (Wiener Bronze), handmade in Vienna by the WBM - Wiener Bronze Manufaktur. The miniature is marked at the bottom with the "WBM" marking, 100% authentic, handmade and out of the current production. The design dates back to the period 1880-1930 and originates from famous artists like Franz Bergmann or others. This item is 44mm tall and 51mm wide. As these figurines are still manufactured and painted by hand, small variations in detail or color, to the pictured object, are normal. Each item will be delivered in a velvet pouch.
About the production of these miniatures - the "Lost Wax Method"
The actual material of the object is Brass. I think these figurines were called "Vienna Bronze" because Brass was not that well known as Bronze. Achieving such a high level of detail on a rather small figurine requires a very complex and time intensive production process: Usually it starts with a rubber mould. Liquid Brass would destory the rubber and for this reason the figurine is in the first step casted out of wax. The wax figurine is used to prepare a negative made of some kind of plaster or clay: In a very special technique one or more wax figurines get placed inside a container. All that is covered with plaster or clay. The mould is dried and fired. This way the clay is getting hard while the wax is melting. A hollow space is created - the negative. This negative gets filled with liquid Brass. When the Brass is cooled down, it gets hard. The plaster around the brass core can be broken off and the figurines made of Brass are the desired result. These figurines will be cut off, their whole surface gets engraved by hammer and punch, and finally the items get marked with the traditional mark and painted in a costly and detailled manner.
Please see the group pics that show other available designs (not included in this offer) and also my other listings as I offer many beautiful miniatures and talismans from various Viennese workshops!
Order as many pieces as you want, you will only pay shipping one time!
Worldwide shipping at flat rate by registered parcel mail with tracking number. I charge less than the actual shipping costs are. Usually shipping takes about 10 days, but in rare cases, it can take up to 20 business days. Shipping within Austria will be USD 7. Paypal accepted! Payment is also possible by transfer (free of charges within EU). Payment should arrive within 5 days after the end of the sale. Please contact me if any questions occur !
I am located in Vienna, Austria, EU and ship from here. Although all parcels go by airmail, sometimes it can take a bit longer than expected. An average parcel, e.g. to the USA, takes about 10-14 business days to arrive. Sometimes it can also take 3-4 weeks. There are customs and security checks involved that sometimes delay the shipment.
Especially smaller parcels (up to 1kg), get in many cases upgraded at my costs to priority parcel mail (depends on the weight and destination). Still there is no guaranteed shipping time.
Carriers I use are the Austrian Post and sometimes smaller carriers like Hermes and GLS. In your country the parcels will be delivered with a local carrier (e.g. USPS in the USA). About Us We are running a gallery located in the heart of Vienna specialized in dealing with antiques and Vienna Bronze figurines since 2001. I try my best to describe and show the items as clear as possible. Please take yourself the time to study the description and the images carefully. If you have any questions, please don't hestitate to contact me. Thanks for your visit! Get images that
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