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Original antique Austrian bronze lizard on framed marble base. Lizard: 5.5" Base: 6.5"x 4.25.
Looks very good, in original "as found" untouched condition, nice patina, very small minor defects (claws are bent), minor surface grime on base--please look at photos. Exquisite Austrian bronze lizard attributed to Franz Bergmann. Rendered with expert craftsmanship, stunning detail and high definition. Bergmann was best known for his bronze sculptures and his bronze foundry lizards are highly sought after by collectors.
Noted for his detailed and colorful work, and signed either with a'B' in an urn-shaped cartouche or'Nam Greb' or'Namgreb' -'Bergman' in reverse, he used these marks 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 painted bronze' refers to pieces cast in Vienna and 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 the Art Nouveau style 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. 100% Guaranteed to be as described. We ask for your patience and assure you we are acting as quickly as we can. All lots are accompanied by a name and/or description and lot number for reference. An approximation can be provided beforehand if requested. Thank you for your cooperation in the matter. All lots are guaranteed to be as described. Prospective buyers are responsible for asking any and all questions about the merchandise, and to view all photos carefully, before purchasing. We try to depict the merchandise and artwork as accurately as possible with photographs. We do not overly enhance the photos. However, every computer and monitor is different, and how we see the merchandise might differ from what you see. Please bear this in mind when viewing. Contact before purchasing for any questions you have. Unless otherwise specified, frames are considered a throw-in and are not guaranteed in any fashion. Sizes listed in the descriptions are a very close approximation, ie.
If the painting is 12.2 x 14.2 we would describe such as a 12 x 14. The item "FRANZ BERGMANN Attrib. Austrian Sculptor-Antique Bronze Lizard on Marble Base" is in sale since Tuesday, May 3, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Metalware".
The seller is "dealsrus" and is located in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.