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Auction Description for Auctionata: Ruby Lane: European & Vienna Bronzes
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Ruby Lane: European & Vienna Bronzes

by Auctionata


97 lots with images

April 4, 2014

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Berlin, 10587 Germany

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Bergmann Vienna Bronze, Pair of Owl Book Ends, around 1890

Lot 1: Bergmann Vienna Bronze, Pair of Owl Book Ends, around 1890

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Description: Auction announcements 31th March 2014 Lot 1: These are no Bergmann Vienna Bronzes. This pair of Owl Book Ends was made of cast iron by the Judd Manufacturing Company, USA, Connecticut around 1900. Auction announcements 27th March 2014 Lot 1: These are no Bergmann Vienna Bronzes. Furthermore the sculptures are cast iron. Bronze with a malachite and brown patina Vienna, Austria, around 1890 Manufactory Bergmann (est. 1860) - Producers of Vienna Bronzes Naturalistic depiction and fine patina Measurements: 16 x 17 x 8.2 cm Good condition Provenance: From the former sample stock of the Bergmann factory in Vienna This pair of book ends celebrates the owl as the symbol of wisdom This pair of owl bookends from the Viennese bronze foundry Bergmann were produced around 1890. The owl's link with the goddess Athena derives from its symbolic meaning as a bird of wisdom, which is why it lends itself perfectly as a theme for book ends. A beautiful patina in malachite and brown and a naturalistic rendition of the plumage make this Vienna Bronze particularly appealing. The book ends are in good condition with slight traces of age and wear. There is minor loss of color here and there. The measurements are 16 x 17 x 8.2 cm each (h x w x d) and there is a number '8738' on the back. Vienna Bronze The term 'Vienna Bronze' refers to very fine cast bronzes from the period of around 1880 to 1930. The very naturalistic small sculptures depict human figures, often with exotic features, humans and animals, humorous illustrations as well as erotica. The bronzes were so fashionable, that there were 80 companies in Vienna manufacturing these products. A large number of significant artistic works was melted during the world wars, to meet the metal needs of the artillery, thus the bronzes are now not only treasures but rare collectibles. The most famous manufacturer of Vienna Bronzes was the Manufactory Bergmann.

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Vienna Bronze 'Chicken', Bell Pusher with an Egg Button, 1920

Lot 2: Vienna Bronze 'Chicken', Bell Pusher with an Egg Button, 1920

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Description: Bronze, cold painted, ivory Austria, around 1920 - or somewhat later Manufactory Bergmann (est. 1860) - Producer of Vienna Bronzes Separate collector's area under the Vienna Bronze Fine designed plumage Chicken in expectant attitude Height: 7 cm Good Condition Provenance: from an Austrian private collection Essential Vienna Bronze in the collector's area of bell pushers This Viennese Bronze, manufactured as a bell push button, is a charming example of the small sculptures made in the early 20th century. Pictured is a chicken in expectant attitude on his nest, considering its egg. The plumage of the animal as well as the elements of the nest are extremely fine elaborated. The cockscomb and its face are accentuated by cold painting. The egg is made of ivory and serves as the push button. The latter was originally used to summoned servants to the lordly premises and was therefore essential in the equipment. This Viennese Bronze is in good condition with hardly any signs of wear. The height measures 7 cm. Vienna Bronze The term 'Vienna Bronze' refers to very fine cast bronzes from the period of around 1880 to 1930. The very naturalistic small sculptures depict human figures, often with exotic features, humans and animals, humorous illustrations as well as erotica. The bronzes were so fashionable that there were 80 companies in Vienna which concentrated on these products. A large number of significant artistic works was melted during the world wars to meet the metal needs of the artillery, thus the bronzes are now not only treasures but rare collectibles. The most famous manufacturer of Vienna Bronzes was the Manufactory Bergmann.

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Bergmann Vienna Bronze, Marble Bowl with Birds, around 1920

Lot 3: Bergmann Vienna Bronze, Marble Bowl with Birds, around 1920

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Description: Cold-painted bronze on black marble bowl Vienna, Austria, around 1920 Manufactory Bergmann (est. 1860) - Producers of Vienna Bronzes Naturalistic depiction Elegant marble bowl Height: 13 cm, diameter of the bowl: 21.5 cm Good condition Provenance: From the former sample stock of the Bergmann factory in Vienna A wonderful Viennese bronze - decorative and functional at the same time, this Vienna Bronze is a true 'Gesamtkunstwerk' This elegant black marble bowl is decorated on the rim with a blossoming branch on which two tomtits are resting. The birds and the branch were produced in the bronze foundry Bergmann in Vienna in the 1920s. Due to their naturalistic depiction and great attention to detail these small sculptures are hugely popular with collectors worldwide. The birds have their wings spread as though they are about to set off again any minute. The plumage is rendered in a naturalistic manner in the tomtit's usual colors. The same can be said for the blossoming branch. The bowl consists of a circular immersion that lends itself perfectly to keep one's small treasures. The Vienna Bronze is in good condition with slight traces of age and wear. There is minor loss to the paint here and there. The height is 13 cm and the diameter of the bowl is 21.5 cm. Vienna Bronze The term 'Vienna Bronze' refers to very fine cast bronzes from the period of around 1880 to 1930. The very naturalistic small sculptures depict human figures, often with exotic features, humans and animals, humorous illustrations as well as erotica. The bronzes were so fashionable, that there were 80 companies in Vienna manufacturing these products. A large number of significant artistic works was melted during the world wars, to meet the metal needs of the artillery, thus the bronzes are now not only treasures but rare collectibles.

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Bergmann Vienna Bronze 'Capercaillie with Branch', around 1950

Lot 4: Bergmann Vienna Bronze 'Capercaillie with Branch', around 1950

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Description: Cold-painted bronze Austria, around 1950 - or somewhat later Manufactory Bergmann (est. 1860) - Viennese bronze factory Marked underneath with a stamp in the form of a jug with 'B' for Bergmann and 'AUSTRIA' Naturalistic in every detail Dimensions: 19.5 x 19 x 16 cm (height x width x depth) Very good condition Provenance: from the sample stock of the Bergmann factory in Vienna An expressive capercaillie; a sculpture of the famous Viennese bronze foundry Bergmann This piece of the Viennese bronze foundry Franz Xaver Bergmann depicts a capercaillie on a branch in a striking posture, possibly during mating season - with fanned out, steeply erected tail, lifted wings and stretched forward head. Thereby, the courtship song, combined of valets with the beak, the quavering and grinding are literally audible. The capercaillie is dressed in a gorgeous feathering in glinting paint. The naturalistic execution of animals is especially fascinating of the Vienna Bronzes, which does not only need artistic talent but also zoological knowledge. The Vienna Bronze is in very good condition with slight traces of wear, minimal color wear is partially visible. The sculpture is marked underneath with a stamp in the form of a jug with 'B' for Bergmann and 'AUSTRIA'. The dimensions are 19.5 x 19 x 16 cm (height x width x depth). Vienna Bronze The term 'Vienna Bronze' refers to very fine cast bronzes from the period of around 1880 to 1930. The very naturalistic small sculptures depict human figures, often with exotic features, humans and animals, humorous illustrations as well as erotica. The bronzes were so fashionable that there were 80 companies in Vienna, which concentrated on these products. A large number of significant artistic works was melted during the world wars to meet the metal needs of the artillery, thus the bronzes are now not only treasures but rare collectibles. Franz Xaver Bergmann (1861-1936) Franz Xaver Bergmann was the son of a bronze caster with the same name who had a small bronze foundry in Vienna. Bergmann inherited the foundry of his father and reopened it in 1900. Many of the designs however, stem from the old sketch books of his father. The foundry was especially famous for its very naturalistic cold painted animal bronzes. Cold painted bronzes differ to fire glazed ones as the glaze can be applied in more layers. The knowledge on how to cold glaze is lost, which makes the Bergmann bronzes especially valuable.

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Bergmann Vienna Bronze, Cold-Painted Marabou, around 1920

Lot 5: Bergmann Vienna Bronze, Cold-Painted Marabou, around 1920

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Description: Cold-Painted bronze on a black marble plinth Vienna, Austria, around 1920 Manufactory Bergmann (est. 1860) - Producers of Vienna Bronzes Naturalistic depiction Measurements (with plinth): 13 x 7.7 x 12.2 cm Good condition Provenance: From the former sample stock of the Bergmann factory in Vienna A wonderful Viennese bronze - small sculptures of this kind enjoy great popularity among collectors today This appealing Marabou was produced at the bronze foundry Bergmann in Vienna in the 1920s. Due to their naturalistic depiction and great attention to detail these small sculptures are hugely popular with collectors worldwide. This African Marabou is situated on a black marble plinth and rendered in lifelike manner, cold-painted in its naturalistic coloring and posture. The bronze is in good condition with slight traces of age and wear. There is some loss to the paint here and there. The measurements with plinth are 13 x 7.7 x 12.2 cm. Vienna Bronze The term 'Vienna Bronze' refers to very fine cast bronzes from the period of around 1880 to 1930. The very naturalistic small sculptures depict human figures, often with exotic features, humans and animals, humorous illustrations as well as erotica. The bronzes were so fashionable, that there were 80 companies in Vienna manufacturing these products. A large number of significant artistic works was melted during the world wars, to meet the metal needs of the artillery, thus the bronzes are now not only treasures but rare collectibles. Franz Xaver Bergmann (1861-1936) Franz Xaver Bergmann was the son of a bronze caster with the same name who had a small bronze foundry in Vienna. Bergmann inherited the foundry of his father and reopened it in 1900. Many of the designs however, stem from the old sketch books of his father. The foundry was especially famous for its very naturalistic cold painted animal bronzes. Cold painted bronzes differ to fire glazed ones as the glaze can be applied in more layers. The knowledge on how to cold glaze is lost, which makes the Bergmann bronzes especially valuable.

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Bergmann Vienna Bronze 'White-Blue Budgie-Male', c. 1920

Lot 6: Bergmann Vienna Bronze 'White-Blue Budgie-Male', c. 1920

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Description: Cold-painted bronze Austria, around 1920 Franz Xaver Bergmann (1861-1936) - Viennese bronze founder Marked underneath with a stamp in the form of a jug with 'B' for Bergmann and 'AUSTRIA' Beautiful naturalistic design Dimensions: 8.5 x 4.5 x 15 cm (height x width x depth) Very good condition Provenance: from the former sample stock of the Bergmann factory in Vienna; literature: Ernst Hrabalek, Vienna Bronze, Publisher Laterna Magica, Vienna, 1991, fig. p. 94 A wonderful Viennese bronze; small sculptures of this kind enjoy great popularity among collectors today This Vienna Bronze of a budgie was crafted by Franz Xaver Bergmann. The budgie male is turning his head to the right. The bird is adorned with a detailed rendered feathering with the black lateral banding typical for this species. The strongly stepped tail and the petticoat are blue. The yellow feather color above the beak and the blue spots on the cheeks are further features of this bird. The feet are grayish-blue. The budgie belongs to the family of parrots and they appear most frequently in Australia. Today it belongs to the most often kept parrot species in the world, which is being kept as a pet in Europe since 1840. The Vienna Bronze is in very good condition with slight traces of wear and age. The budgie is marked underneath with a stamp in the form of a jug with 'B' for Bergmann and 'AUSTRIA'. The dimensions of the bronze figure are 8.5 x 4.5 x 15 cm (height x width x depth). Vienna Bronze The term 'Vienna Bronze' refers to very fine cast bronzes from the period of around 1880 to 1930. The very naturalistic small sculptures depict human figures, often with exotic features, humans and animals, humorous illustrations as well as erotica. The bronzes were so fashionable that there were 80 companies in Vienna, which concentrated on these products. A large number of significant artistic works was melted during the world wars to meet the metal needs of the artillery, thus the bronzes are now not only treasures but rare collectibles. Franz Xaver Bergmann (1861-1936) Franz Xaver Bergmann was the son of a bronze caster with the same name who had a small bronze foundry in Vienna. Bergmann inherited the foundry of his father and reopened it in 1900. Many of the designs however, stem from the old sketch books of his father. The foundry was especially famous for its very naturalistic cold painted animal bronzes. Cold painted bronzes differ to fire glazed ones as the glaze can be applied in more layers. The knowledge on how to cold glaze is lost, which makes the Bergmann bronzes especially valuable.

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Bergmann Vienna Bronze, 'Iridescent Parrot', around 1925

Lot 7: Bergmann Vienna Bronze, 'Iridescent Parrot', around 1925

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Description: Cold-painted bronze; black marble Austria, around 1925 Manufactory Bergmann (est. 1860) - Viennese bronze factory Total dimensions: 32.5 x 18.7 x 18 cm (height x width x depth) Vienna Bronzes of naturalistic depictions of this kind enjoy greatest popularity amongst collectors This parrot was crafted in the Viennese bronze foundry Bergmann. On a tall naturalistic branch sits a colorful parrot. The coat is rendered deceptively real; the upright posture and the strong beak are executed very detailed. The bronze sculpture owes its charm in addition to the iridescent painting in all colors of the rainbow. The parrot was imported to Europe for the first time under Alexander the Great in the 1st century B.C. and is since then regarded as a popular exotic pet. An eye-catching bronze sculpture of a parrot - from the large beak one can literally hear the bird parroting. Especially at the beginning of the 20th century, in the magnificent time of the Art Deco, such extravagant animals were popular, which was realized by Bergmann in form of the Vienna Bronzes. The Vienna Bronze has been brazed newly at the claws. Besides that it is in very fine condition. The total dimensions are 32.5 x 18.7 x 18 cm (height x width x depth). Vienna Bronze The term 'Vienna Bronze' refers to very fine cast bronzes from the period of around 1880 to 1930. The very naturalistic small sculptures depict human figures, often with exotic features, humans and animals, humorous illustrations as well as erotica. The bronzes were so fashionable that there were 80 companies in Vienna, which concentrated on these products. A large number of significant artistic works was melted during the world wars to meet the metal needs of the artillery, thus the bronzes are now not only treasures but rare collectibles. The most famous manufacturer of Vienna Bronzes was the Manufactory Bergmann.

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Bergmann Vienna Bronze 'Capercaillie on Onyx Bowl', c. 1910

Lot 8: Bergmann Vienna Bronze 'Capercaillie on Onyx Bowl', c. 1910

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Description: Bronze, light brown patinated; onyx Austria, around 1910 Manufactory Bergmann (est. 1860) - Viennese bronze factory Naturalistic in every detail Dimensions: 25.3 x 27.4 x 29.5 cm (height x width x depth) Very good condition Decorative effort coupled with artistic accomplishment - an onyx bowl with a mating capercaillie This piece of the Viennese Bronze foundry Bergmann depicts a capercaillie on a branch in a striking posture, possibly during mating season - with fanned out, steeply erected tail, lifted wings and stretched up head. Thereby, the courtship song, combined of valets with the beak, the quavering and grinding are literally audible. The capercaillie is dressed in a gorgeous feathering. The bird is sitting on a bronze cast branch at the rim of a water bowl of onyx. The naturalistic execution of animals is especially fascinating of the Vienna Bronzes, which does not only need artistic talent but also zoological knowledge. The Vienna Bronze is in very good condition with slight traces of wear. The dimensions are 25.3 x 27.4 x 29.5 cm (height x width x depth). Vienna Bronze The term 'Vienna Bronze' refers to very fine cast bronzes from the period of around 1880 to 1930. The very naturalistic small sculptures depict human figures, often with exotic features, humans and animals, humorous illustrations as well as erotica. The bronzes were so fashionable that there were 80 companies in Vienna, which concentrated on these products. A large number of significant artistic works was melted during the world wars to meet the metal needs of the artillery, thus the bronzes are now not only treasures but rare collectibles. The most famous manufacturer of Vienna Bronzes was the Manufactory Bergmann.

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Bruno Zach, Bergmann Vienna Bronze 'Dancing Couple' around 1920

Lot 9: Bruno Zach, Bergmann Vienna Bronze 'Dancing Couple' around 1920

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Description: Green onyx and cold-painted bronze Austria, around 1920 Manufactory Bergmann (est. 1860) - Producer of Vienna Bronzes Bruno Zach (1891-1935) - Austrian Sculptor Signed on the plinth 'Bruno Zach' Charming Viennese Bronze showing a dancing couple Total height: 35 cm Very good condition Provenance: From the former sample stock of the Bergmann factory in Vienna Bronze sculptures of this kind are quite popular collectibles due to its elaborate design; sculptures by Bruno Zach fetch up to 115,000 Euros at international auctions This bronze sculpture depicts a dancing couple presenting their pas de deux with ease and elegance. It is mounted on a polygonal green onyx base. The Viennese bronze from the sample stock of the Bergmann factory in Vienna was created by sculptor Bruno Zach around 1920. The figures are cast in bronze and were cold-painted in lightly iridescent colors. This bronze is signed on the plinth 'Bruno Zach' and is in very good condition showing only insignificant signs of age and wear. The base is slightly damaged at some parts and indicates small superficial repairs. The bronze figures are 28.5 cm tall. The total height is 35 cm. Bruno Zach (1891-1935) Bruno Zach was born 1891 in the Ukraine. Characteristic are his female nudes and dancers, showing common stylistic elements of the Art Déco and Art Nouveau periode. Zach studied at the Academy of Art in Vienna under Hans Bitterlich and Josef Müllner. While living in Vienna, Zach worked in various manufactories creating numerous extraordinary bronze sculptures. Vienna Bronze The term 'Vienna Bronze' refers to very fine cast bronzes from the period of around 1880 to 1930. The very naturalistic small sculptures depict human figures, often with exotic features, humans and animals, humorous illustrations as well as erotica. The bronzes were so fashionable that there were 80 companies in Vienna which concentrated on these products. A large number of significant artistic works was melted during the world wars to meet the metal needs of the artillery, thus the bronzes are now not only treasures but rare collectibles. The most famous manufacturer of Vienna Bronzes was the Manufactory Bergmann.

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Carl Kauba, Vienna Bronze 'Perfectly Healthy', around 1900

Lot 10: Carl Kauba, Vienna Bronze 'Perfectly Healthy', around 1900

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Description: Cold-painted bronze Marble base Austria, around 1900 Manufactory Bergmann (est. 1860) - Producer of Vienna Bronzes Carl Kauba (1865-1922) - Viennese Sculptor Signed on the plinth 'C. Kauba' and marked with an emblem Humorous Vienna Bronze in high perfection and erotic excitement Overall dimensions: 32.5 x 18 x 13.5 cm (H x D x W) Very good condition Provenance: From the former sample stock of the Bergmann factory in Vienna Literature: Ernst Hrabalek, Wiener Bronzen, Laterna Magica, Vienna, 1991, p. 45 Bronze sculptures of this kind are quite popular collectibles due to its elaborate and humorous design; sculptures by Carl Kauba fetch up to 65,000 Euros at international auctions This extraordinary Vienna Bronze from the sample stock of the manufactory Bergmann was created by Viennese sculptor Carl Kauba around 1900. It depicts a quite humorous scene at the doctor's office where a female patient has undressed herself above, covering her nakedness with a sheet. The doctor holds the stethoscope in his hand, yet he prefers to listen to his patient by snuggling his head against her back. This bronze is of outstanding quality, not only due to its very detailed and elaborate work but also because of its humorous depiction on the one hand and erotic excitement on the other hand. The sculpture is mounted on a rectangular marble base that is labeled with a sign inscribed 'Kerngesund' (=perfectly healthy). The bronze is signed on the plinth 'C. Kauba' and is further marked with an emblem. The bronze figures are partially cold painted and in very good condition indicating only minor signs of age and wear. The base is slightly bumped around the corners. Its dimensions are 32.5 x 18 x 13.5 cm. Carl Kauba (1865-1922) The Austrian sculptor Carl Kauba attended the Viennese Academy of Fine Arts, where he was taught by Laufenberg, Waschmann and Schwartz. He later continued his education in Paris. Kauba's polychrome, very detailed and realistic sculptures make him one of the leading 'Viennese bronze' artists. Fascinated by the adventure novels by the German author Karl May (1842-1912), his expressive illustrations mostly show Wild West motifs, like cowboys and Native Americans. His representation of American Indian headdresses, weapons and costumes were rendered with great attention to detail. There is no evidence that Kauba himself has ever been to America. Carl Kauba personally directed the casting of his clay models. Most bronzes from the years 1895 to 1912 were produced for the U.S. market, where they were offered in New York until the 1950s. Today collectors rank Kauba in the same league as Frederic Remington (1961-1909) and Charles Russell (1864-1926), the great portrayers of the American West. Vienna Bronze The term 'Vienna Bronze' refers to very fine cast bronzes from the period of around 1880 to 1930. The very naturalistic small sculptures depict human figures, often with exotic features, humans and animals, humorous illustrations as well as erotica. The bronzes were so fashionable that there were 80 companies in Vienna which concentrated on these products. A large number of significant artistic works was melted during the world wars to meet the metal needs of the artillery, thus the bronzes are now not only treasures but rare collectibles. The most famous manufacturer of Vienna Bronzes was the Manufactory Bergmann.

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Josef Lorenzl, Vienna Bronze, 'Allegory of Victory', c. 1920

Lot 11: Josef Lorenzl, Vienna Bronze, 'Allegory of Victory', c. 1920

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Description: Red marble, bronze with cold painted iridescent patina and white metal Austria, around 1920 Josef Lorenzl (1892 - 1950) - Austrian sculptor Manufactory Bergmann (est. 1860) - Manufacturer of Vienna bronzes Gracefully bronze of a female nude as Victory Total height: 27 cm Very good condition Provenance: From the former sample stock of the Bergmann factory in Vienna Bronze sculptures of this kind are quite popular collectibles due to its elaborate design This bronze statuette from the sample stock of the Bergmann factory in Vienna was created around 1920, depicting a female nude with two laurel wreaths in a theatrical pose, designed by Josef Lorenzl. Standing on her toes, the sculpture rises from a polygonal plinth that is mounted on a circular marble base. Her delicate body is decorated with a cold painted iridescent patina. The bronze statuette is in very good condition indicating only minimal signs of age and wear. Its overall height is 27 cm. Josef Lorenzl (1892-1950) The Austrian sculptor and ceramic artist Josef Lorenzl has learned the technique of bronze casting at the foundry of the Vienna arsenal. His favorite subject was the female dancer. He created figures for Goldscheider and Keramos. His figures appeared to be in great demand. Vienna Bronze The term 'Vienna Bronze' refers to very fine cast bronzes from the period of around 1880 to 1930. The very naturalistic small sculptures depict human figures, often with exotic features, humans and animals, humorous illustrations as well as erotica. The bronzes were so fashionable that there were 80 companies in Vienna which concentrated on these products. A large number of significant artistic works was melted during the world wars to meet the metal needs of the artillery, thus the bronzes are now not only treasures but rare collectibles. The most famous manufacturer of Vienna Bronzes was the Manufactory Bergmann.

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Josef Lorenzl, Vienna Bronze 'Little Boy Playing', c. 1920

Lot 12: Josef Lorenzl, Vienna Bronze 'Little Boy Playing', c. 1920

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Description: Bronze, iridescent patinatation, marble Austria, around 1920 Josef Lorenzl (1892 - 1950) - Austrian sculptor Manufactory Bergmann (est. 1860) - Producer of Vienna Bronzes Charming Viennese Bronze with a humorous depiction of a little boy playing Total height: 23.5 cm Good condition Provenance: From the former sample stock of the Bergmann factory in Vienna Viennese bronze sculptures of this kind are quite popular collectibles due to its elaborate design On a circular marble base stands the bronze figure of a little naked boy, decorated with an iridescent patina. He seems to be playing or trying a trick with a small stone between his toes, looking slightly strained. This humorous sculpture from the former sample stock of the Bergmann factory in Vienna was created around 1920. The Vienna bronze sculpture is in good condition, indicating few signs of age and wear. It is a little rubbed at some parts. The figure of the boy measures 17 cm, the total height is 23.5 cm. Josef Lorenzl (1892-1950) The Austrian sculptor and ceramic artist Josef Lorenzl has learned the technique of bronze casting at the foundry of the Vienna arsenal. His favorite subject was the female dancer. He created figures for Goldscheider and Keramos. His figures appeared to be in great demand. Vienna Bronze The term 'Vienna Bronze' refers to very fine cast bronzes from the period of around 1880 to 1930. The very naturalistic small sculptures depict human figures, often with exotic features, humans and animals, humorous illustrations as well as erotica. The bronzes were so fashionable that there were 80 companies in Vienna which concentrated on these products. A large number of significant artistic works was melted during the world wars to meet the metal needs of the artillery, thus the bronzes are now not only treasures but rare collectibles. The most famous manufacturer of Vienna Bronzes was the Manufactory Bergmann.

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Bergmann Vienna Bronze 'Couple on a Boat Trip', c. 1900

Lot 13: Bergmann Vienna Bronze 'Couple on a Boat Trip', c. 1900

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Description: Cold-painted white metal Austria, around 1900 A scene like from the picture book: a romantic boat trip of a couple at an Austrian lake Total dimensions: 9 x 16 x 9.5 cm (height x width x depth) Provenance: Viennese private collection Small sculptures of this kind enjoy great popularity at international auctions because of their naturalistic execution This loveable figure depicts a scene on the water: a couple, dressed in the array of Austria, is rowing a boat over a lake surrounded by mountains. At the lakeside is a sign. The man in leather trousers is depicted standing and possibly once held the helms in his hands, while the lady in her dirndl is letting herself moved forward seated on the boat. A romantic scene, here caught in a small sculpture that makes one remember of the landscapes of Austria. The little figure is made of cold-painted white metal which was used as a surrogate material in the first years of the Vienna Bronzes as well as between the two world wars when bronze was needed otherwise. The former cold painting of the figure is mainly abraded. The green velvet cover and the film oft eh water surface are worn. The total dimensions are 9 x 16 x 9.5 cm (height x width x depth).Vienna Bronze The term 'Vienna Bronze' refers to very fine cast bronzes from the period of around 1880 to 1930. The very naturalistic small sculptures depict human figures, often with exotic features, humans and animals, humorous illustrations as well as erotica. The bronzes were so fashionable that there were 80 companies in Vienna which concentrated on these products. A large number of significant artistic works was melted during the world wars to meet the metal needs of the artillery, thus the bronzes are now not only treasures but rare collectibles. The most famous manufacturer of Vienna Bronzes was the Manufactory Bergmann.

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Bergmann Vienna Bronze 'Girl with Chickens', Austria, c. 1920

Lot 14: Bergmann Vienna Bronze 'Girl with Chickens', Austria, c. 1920

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Description: Bronze, cold painted Austria, around 1920 Manufactory Bergmann (est. 1860) - Producer of Vienna Bronzes Marked with a '2' underneath the dress Height: 9 cm, Length: 10 cm Good condition Provenance: German private collection This piece by the Viennese sculptor Frans Xaver Bergmann shows a little girl and a mother hen with her chicks. The girl is dressed in a blue skirt and wears a yellow, cute cap. The child is crying, probably because it was picked by the mother hen, protecting its little ones. The whole scene is fitted on a little socket in form of a patch of grass; behind the girl is also a part of a fence shown. The miniature bronze is painted in iridescent, cold paint.The miniature bronze is in good condition. There are few minor traces of use and abrasions. At its bottom, the miniature seems to have been remounted as there are two more wholes for additional screws. Underneath the dress of the girl the number '2' is shown. Overall dimensions 9 x 10 cm.Vienna Bronze The term 'Vienna Bronze' refers to very fine cast bronzes from the period of around 1880 to 1930. The very naturalistic small sculptures depict human figures, often with exotic features, humans and animals, humorous illustrations as well as erotica. The bronzes were so fashionable that there were 80 companies in Vienna which concentrated on these products. A large number of significant artistic works was melted during the world wars to meet the metal needs of the artillery, thus the bronzes are now not only treasures but rare collectibles.Franz Xaver Bergmann (1861-1936) Franz Xaver Bergmann was the son of a bronze caster with the same name who had a small bronze foundry in Vienna. Bergmann inherited the foundry of his father and reopened it in 1900. Many of the designs however, stem from the old sketch books of his father. The foundry was especially famous for its very naturalistic cold painted animal bronzes. Cold painted bronzes differ to fire glazed ones as the glaze can be applied in more layers. The knowledge on how to cold glaze is lost, which makes the Bergmann bronzes especially valuable.

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Vienna Bronze 'Parlour maid with duster', around 1870

Lot 15: Vienna Bronze 'Parlour maid with duster', around 1870

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Description: Bronze on a turned wooden socket Austria, around 1870 Very fine execution Height including the base: 13 cm Good condition Provenance: from an Austrian private collection This very fine Vienna Bronze shows a smiling parlour maid with a duster or a carpet beater in her hand. The bronze is very finely done and chased and even the girl's curls underneath her bonnet can be recognized. Her friendly face is especially lovely done.This miniature Vienna Bronze is in very good condition and stands on a turned wooden socket. This has one minor nick. The height of the bronze alone is 9.5 cm; the base diameter of the pedestal measures 5 cm. The height including the base measures 13 cm.Vienna Bronze The term 'Vienna Bronze' refers to very fine cast bronzes from the period of around 1880 to 1930. The very naturalistic small sculptures depict human figures, often with exotic features, humans and animals, humorous illustrations as well as erotica. The bronzes were so fashionable that there were 80 companies in Vienna which concentrated on these products. A large number of significant artistic works was melted during the world wars to meet the metal needs of the artillery, thus the bronzes are now not only treasures but rare collectibles. The most famous manufacturer of Vienna Bronzes was the Manufactory Bergmann.

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Vienna Bronze, 'Pride Comes Before a Fall', c. 1900

Lot 16: Vienna Bronze, 'Pride Comes Before a Fall', c. 1900

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Description: Bronze with brown patina; quartz Austria, c. 1900 Charming Vienna Bronze with humorous subject Total height: 13 cm Very good condition Figurative bronzes of this kind are quite popular collectibles due to its elaborate design and motif This Vienna Bronze was created around 1900. On a circular naturalistic designed Plinth that is mounted on quartz base stands a little boy who is about to make a step forward, looking slightly snobbish. He obviously does not want to get his shoes dirty, so he pulls a sheet out of his pocket to use it as a protection for his wardrobe. This Vienna bronze is characteristic for its illustration of a humorous scenery. This Bronze is in very good condition indicating only minimal signs of age and wear. It is mounted on a quartz base and measures 13 cm in height. Vienna Bronze The term 'Vienna Bronze' refers to very fine cast bronzes from the period of around 1880 to 1930. The very naturalistic small sculptures depict human figures, often with exotic features, humans and animals, humorous illustrations as well as erotica. The bronzes were so fashionable that there were 80 companies in Vienna which concentrated on these products. A large number of significant artistic works was melted during the world wars to meet the metal needs of the artillery, thus the bronzes are now not only treasures but rare collectibles. The most famous manufacturer of Vienna Bronzes was the Manufactory Bergmann.

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Bergmann Vienna Bronze, Egyptian Sarcophagus with Erotica

Lot 17: Bergmann Vienna Bronze, Egyptian Sarcophagus with Erotica

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Description: Bronze, chased and cold painted Austria, around 1950 - or somewhat later Franz Xaver Bergmann (1861-1936) - Viennese bronze founder Marked on the backside of the sarcophagus with a stamp in the form of a jug with 'B' for Bergmann and signed 'Namgreb' A beauty is hiding inside the sarcophagus Total dimensions: 21.5 x 8.5 x 11 cm (height x width x depth) Very good condition Provenance: from the former sample stock of the Bergmann factory in Vienna; literature: Ernst Hrabalek, Vienna Bronze, Publisher Laterna Magica, Vienna, 1991, fig. 969/2, p. 157 This original bronze is a famous design by Franz Xaver Bergmann, a swift eye-catcher in every cabinet This Vienna Bronze by the sculptor Franz Xaver Bergmann is hiding a secret inside. The Egyptian sarcophagus shows on the outside the face of the decedent, who is wearing a striped nemes headcloth in the Egyptian tradition and has placed his hands on top of the sarcophagus. The front and the sides of the sarcophagus are adorned with Egyptian hieroglyphs. The piece is a mechanic erotica that is hiding behind the appearance of a museum replica a 'naked secret', disclosed only at the touch of a bottom. An immaculate bronze of shy beauty is embedded into the sarcophagus. She is crafted in a very fine manner and hides her charm with her hands. She is wearing a headband, which looks like the Uraeus of Egyptian sculptures and a necklace. The plinth is adorned with floral ornamentation. A further small detail, which speaks for the quality of Vienna Bronzes, is the wood grain of the inside and the backplane of the sarcophagus. The Vienna Bronze is in very good condition with slight traces of wear. It is marked on the backside of the sarcophagus with a stamp in the form of a jug with 'B' for Bergmann and signed with the reversed name of Bergmann 'Namgreb'. The total dimensions of the bronze sculpture are 21.5 x 8.5 x 11 cm (height x width x depth). Vienna Bronze The term 'Vienna Bronze' refers to very fine cast bronzes from the period of around 1880 to 1930. The very naturalistic small sculptures depict human figures, often with exotic features, humans and animals, humorous illustrations as well as erotica. The bronzes were so fashionable that there were 80 companies in Vienna, which concentrated on these products. A large number of significant artistic works was melted during the world wars to meet the metal needs of the artillery, thus the bronzes are now not only treasures but rare collectibles. The most famous manufacturer of Vienna Bronzes was the Manufactory Bergmann. Franz Xaver Bergmann (1861-1936) Franz Xaver Bergmann was the son of a bronze caster with the same name who had a small bronze foundry in Vienna. Bergmann inherited the foundry of his father and reopened it in 1900. Many of the designs however, stem from the old sketch books of his father. The foundry was especially famous for its very naturalistic cold painted animal bronzes. Cold painted bronzes differ to fire glazed ones as the glaze can be applied in more layers. The knowledge on how to cold glaze is lost, which makes the Bergmann bronzes especially valuable.

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Bergmann Vienna Bronze, 'Sarcophagus with Erotica', around 1920

Lot 18: Bergmann Vienna Bronze, 'Sarcophagus with Erotica', around 1920

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Description: Bronze, brown patinated Austria, around 1920 Manufactory Bergmann (est. 1860) - Producers of Vienna Bronzes A mysterious bronze miniature with mechanically hidden erotica Height: 14.5 cm Good condition Provenance: From the former sample stock of the Bergmann factory in Vienna Literature: Ernst Hrabalek, Wiener Bronzen, Laterna Magica, Vienna, 1991, p. 157, Modellno. 1073/12 Miniature sculptures of this kind are quite popular collectibles due to its elaborate design This Vienna Bronze was manufactured by the famed Franz Xaver Bergmann company, created around 1920. The Egyptian sarcophagus with dark brown patina is decorated with palm trees and hieroglyphs. If one opens the front, a beautiful young nude, also called erotica, appears with a radiant golden patina. Her well-formed body and lovely face are a very appealing treat for the viewer's eyes. This Vienna Bronze is in good condition indicating only minor signs of age and wear. It measures 14.5 cm in height including the base. Vienna Bronze The term 'Vienna Bronze' refers to very fine cast bronzes from the period of around 1880 to 1930. The very naturalistic small sculptures depict human figures, often with exotic features, humans and animals, humorous illustrations as well as erotica. The bronzes were so fashionable that there were 80 companies in Vienna which concentrated on these products. A large number of significant artistic works was melted during the world wars to meet the metal needs of the artillery, thus the bronzes are now not only treasures but rare collectibles. The most famous manufacturer of Vienna Bronzes was the Manufactory Bergmann.

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Vienna Bronze Erotica 'Mandolin Playing Harlequin', c. 1920

Lot 19: Vienna Bronze Erotica 'Mandolin Playing Harlequin', c. 1920

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Description: Bronze, cold-painted Austria, 1920s Marked 'MADE IN AUSTRIA' (twice) Small box with a mandolin playing harlequin on the lid Inside an erotic surprise Height: 5 cm, 9 x 5.2 cm Very good condition Provenance: British private collection Erotica bronzes still fascinate the viewer as well as the collector. That's why they are in great demandThis charming little bronze is a lidded box. The lid is designed as a large bed with cushions and a blanket. A harlequin is sitting on that bed singing and playing mandolin. As the great sexual appetite of Harlequin is one of his characteristics the inside of the box reveals an erotic surpise when you open the box by loosening the dice. A naked woman is lying on the bed in a slightly erotic position. In contrast to the conservative society there was a great fascination for the demimonde and its sexual laxity. That is why such object are of great interest then and now. The box was made in Austria in the 1920s. It is marked twice 'MADE IN AUSTRIA'. It is in very good condition with only a few signs of age and wear. Its dimensions are 5 x 9 x 5.2 cm.

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Bergmann Vienna Bronze 'Oriental Dancer', around 1950

Lot 20: Bergmann Vienna Bronze 'Oriental Dancer', around 1950

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Description: Cold-painted bronze and metal Austria, around 1950 - or somewhat later Franz Xaver Bergmann (1861-1936) - Viennese bronze founder Verso marked with a stamp in the form of a jug with 'B' for Bergmann and artist's signature 'Namgreb' The dancer reveals her secret when lifting up the skirt Total dimensions: 33 x 20 x 15 cm (height x width x depth) Very good condition Provenance: from the former sample stock of the Bergmann factory in Vienna The entire colorful world of Arabia seems to be cast in Vienna Bronzes; oriental dancers like this figurine are valuable collectors' pieces of today The orient fascinates here in an extravagant mechanical Bronze by Franz Xaver Bergmann, who in this case has created a special versions of a nude. Closed, this bronze figurine can adorn any desk or living room cupboard, revealing her hidden secret only when lifting up her skirt. The cloth and the jewelry of the oriental dancer are adorned lavishly, highlighted by the shining paint. The bronze is in very good condition with slight traces of wear. It is marked on the backside with a stamp in the form of a jug with 'B' for Bergmann and signed with the reversed name of Bergmann 'Namgreb'. The total dimensions of the statue, including the plinth, are 33 x 20 x 15 cm (height x width x depth). Vienna Bronze The term 'Vienna Bronze' refers to very fine cast bronzes from the period of around 1880 to 1930. The very naturalistic small sculptures depict human figures, often with exotic features, humans and animals, humorous illustrations as well as erotica. The bronzes were so fashionable that there were 80 companies in Vienna, which concentrated on these products. A large number of significant artistic works was melted during the world wars to meet the metal needs of the artillery, thus the bronzes are now not only treasures but rare collectibles. The most famous manufacturer of Vienna Bronzes was the Manufactory Bergmann. Franz Xaver Bergmann (1861-1936) Franz Xaver Bergmann was the son of a bronze caster with the same name who had a small bronze foundry in Vienna. Bergmann inherited the foundry of his father and reopened it in 1900. Many of the designs however, stem from the old sketch books of his father. The foundry was especially famous for its very naturalistic cold painted animal bronzes. Cold painted bronzes differ to fire glazed ones as the glaze can be applied in more layers. The knowledge on how to cold glaze is lost, which makes the Bergmann bronzes especially valuable.

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Bergmann Vienna Bronze 'Frog with Balloons', around 1950

Lot 21: Bergmann Vienna Bronze 'Frog with Balloons', around 1950

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Description: Cold-painted bronze Austria, around 1950 - or somewhat later Franz Xaver Bergmann (1861-1936) - Viennese bronze founder Marked underneath 'AUSTRIA' and with a stamp in the form of a jug with 'B' for Bergmann Humorous depiction Dimensions: 14.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm (height x width x depth) Very good condition Provenance: from the former sample stock of the Bergmann factory in Vienna The repertoire of animal figures can become a life-long collecting task for aficionados The Vienna Bronze 'Frog with Balloons' was originally created by the Austrian sculptor Franz Xaver Bergmann. In a humorous way, a frog is depicted with four balloons in the hand, like he could appear at a fair. Especially delightful of the fine execution of the Vienna Bronzes are the details, like in this case a balloon with a face and the appearing individual characteristics of the animal. The Vienna Bronze is in very good condition with slight traces of wear. It is marked underneath 'AUSTRIA' and with a stamp in the form of a jug with 'B' for Bergmann. The dimensions are 14.5 x 4.5 x 4 cm (height x width x depth). Vienna Bronze The term 'Vienna Bronze' refers to very fine cast bronzes from the period of around 1880 to 1930. The very naturalistic small sculptures depict human figures, often with exotic features, humans and animals, humorous illustrations as well as erotica. The bronzes were so fashionable that there were 80 companies in Vienna, which concentrated on these products. A large number of significant artistic works was melted during the world wars to meet the metal needs of the artillery, thus the bronzes are now not only treasures but rare collectibles. Franz Xaver Bergmann (1861-1936) Franz Xaver Bergmann was the son of a bronze caster with the same name who had a small bronze foundry in Vienna. Bergmann inherited the foundry of his father and reopened it in 1900. Many of the designs however, stem from the old sketch books of his father. The foundry was especially famous for its very naturalistic cold painted animal bronzes. Cold painted bronzes differ to fire glazed ones as the glaze can be applied in more layers. The knowledge on how to cold glaze is lost, which makes the Bergmann bronzes especially valuable.

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Bergmann Vienna Bronze 'Frog with Bellflowers', around 1950

Lot 22: Bergmann Vienna Bronze 'Frog with Bellflowers', around 1950

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Description: Cold-painted bronze Austria, around 1950 - or somewhat later Franz Xaver Bergmann (1861-1936) - Viennese bronze founder Marked underneath with 'AUSTRIA' and a stamp in the form of a jug with 'B' for F. X. Bergmann Detailed execution Dimensions: 10.5 x 5.3 x 9.5 cm (height x width x depth) Very good condition Provenance: from the former sample stock of the Bergmann factory in Vienna A delightful bronze miniature for animal-loving collectors This loveable and detailed Vienna Bronze 'Frog with Bellflowers' was crafted in the bronze foundry Bergmann. The bronze sculpture depicts a frog, sitting on the leaf of a bellflower, singing with full empathy from a music book. In support of his vocal performance, he is holding his left hand to his throat and is looking up to two lilac bellflowers above him. The fine details of the form and the delicate hand painting of the bronze are fascinating. A similar design is printed in Ernst Hrabalek, Vienna Bronze, Publisher Laterna Magica, Vienna, 1991, p. 106 f. The Vienna Bronze is in very good condition with slight traces of wear. It is marked underneath with 'AUSTRIA' and a stamp in the form of a jug with 'B' for F. X. Bergmann. The dimensions are 10.5 x 5.3 x 9.5 cm (height x width x depth). Vienna Bronze The term 'Vienna Bronze' refers to very fine cast bronzes from the period of around 1880 to 1930. The very naturalistic small sculptures depict human figures, often with exotic features, humans and animals, humorous illustrations as well as erotica. The bronzes were so fashionable that there were 80 companies in Vienna, which concentrated on these products. A large number of significant artistic works was melted during the world wars to meet the metal needs of the artillery, thus the bronzes are now not only treasures but rare collectibles.Franz Xaver Bergmann (1861-1936) Franz Xaver Bergmann was the son of a bronze caster with the same name who had a small bronze foundry in Vienna. Bergmann inherited the foundry of his father and reopened it in 1900. Many of the designs however, stem from the old sketch books of his father. The foundry was especially famous for its very naturalistic cold painted animal bronzes. Cold painted bronzes differ to fire glazed ones as the glaze can be applied in more layers. The knowledge on how to cold glaze is lost, which makes the Bergmann bronzes especially valuable.

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Bergmann Vienna Bronze 'Fishing Frog', around 1950

Lot 23: Bergmann Vienna Bronze 'Fishing Frog', around 1950

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Description: Cold-painted bronze Austria, around 1950 - or somewhat later Franz Xaver Bergmann (1861-1936) - Viennese bronze founder Marked underneath with a horseshoe and the letter 'H' Detailed execution Dimensions: 11 x 6 x 6 cm (height x width x depth) Very good condition Provenance: from the former sample stock of the Bergmann factory in Vienna A delightful bronze miniature for animal-loving collectors This cute and humorous Vienna Bronze 'Fishing Frog' was created by the Austrian sculptor Franz Xaver Bergmann. In the typical style of the Vienna Bronzes, this bronze sculpture again depicts an animal with human attributes - a frog is sitting on a red and white striped camp-chair at a lakeside and pulls out a fish that he has just caught. Next to him a basket is standing on the ground, to his left adorn reed stalks the sculpture. The fine details of the form, the fishing rod lead and the reed leaves, as well as the delicate hand painting of the bronze are fascinating. The Vienna Bronze is in very good condition with slight traces of wear. It is marked underneath with a horseshoe and the letter 'H'. The dimensions of the frog bronze are 11 x 6 x 6 cm (height x width x depth) including the plinth. Vienna Bronze The term 'Vienna Bronze' refers to very fine cast bronzes from the period of around 1880 to 1930. The very naturalistic small sculptures depict human figures, often with exotic features, humans and animals, humorous illustrations as well as erotica. The bronzes were so fashionable that there were 80 companies in Vienna, which concentrated on these products. A large number of significant artistic works was melted during the world wars to meet the metal needs of the artillery, thus the bronzes are now not only treasures but rare collectibles.Franz Xaver Bergmann (1861-1936) Franz Xaver Bergmann was the son of a bronze caster with the same name who had a small bronze foundry in Vienna. Bergmann inherited the foundry of his father and reopened it in 1900. Many of the designs however, stem from the old sketch books of his father. The foundry was especially famous for its very naturalistic cold painted animal bronzes. Cold painted bronzes differ to fire glazed ones as the glaze can be applied in more layers. The knowledge on how to cold glaze is lost, which makes the Bergmann bronzes especially valuable.

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Bergmann Vienna Bronze, Onyx Bowl with Monkey Couple, c. 1920

Lot 24: Bergmann Vienna Bronze, Onyx Bowl with Monkey Couple, c. 1920

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Description: Bronze on onyx bowl Vienna, Austria, around 1920 Manufactory Bergmann (est. 1860) - Producers of Vienna Bronzes Naturalistic depiction Elegant onyx bowl Measurements (with plinth): 9 x 14.7 x 13.2 cm Good condition Provenance: From the former sample stock of the Bergmann factory in Vienna A wonderful Viennese bronze - Charme, irony and at the same time sentiment come together in these small animal sculptures This embracing couple of bronze monkeys are placed on a fine onyx bowl and was produced in the bronze foundry Bergmann in Vienna in the 1920s. Due to their naturalistic depiction and great attention to detail these small sculptures are hugely popular with collectors worldwide. This fine Vienna Bronze is particularly appealing due to the adorable embracing monkeys and the elegant onyx bowl in which jewelry or small objects of virtue can be placed. The bronze is in good condition with slight traces of age and wear. There are small notches around the rim of the onyx bowl. The measurements with plinth are 9 x 14.7 x 13.2 cm. Vienna Bronze The term 'Vienna Bronze' refers to very fine cast bronzes from the period of around 1880 to 1930. The very naturalistic small sculptures depict human figures, often with exotic features, humans and animals, humorous illustrations as well as erotica. The bronzes were so fashionable, that there were 80 companies in Vienna manufacturing these products. A large number of significant artistic works was melted during the world wars, to meet the metal needs of the artillery, thus the bronzes are now not only treasures but rare collectibles. Franz Xaver Bergmann (1861-1936) Franz Xaver Bergmann was the son of a bronze caster with the same name who had a small bronze foundry in Vienna. Bergmann inherited the foundry of his father and reopened it in 1900. Many of the designs however, stem from the old sketch books of his father. The foundry was especially famous for its very naturalistic cold painted animal bronzes. Cold painted bronzes differ to fire glazed ones as the glaze can be applied in more layers. The knowledge on how to cold glaze is lost, which makes the Bergmann bronzes especially valuable.

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Bergmann Vienna Bronze 'Girl with Doll and Dog', around 1920

Lot 25: Bergmann Vienna Bronze 'Girl with Doll and Dog', around 1920

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Description: Bronze, cold painted Austria, around 1920 Manufactory Bergmann (est. 1860) - Producer of Vienna Bronzes At the back with stamp in form of a jar for F. X. Bergmann Height: 10 cm, Width: 5.5 cm Good condition Provenance: German private collection This piece by the Viennese sculptor Frans Xaver Bergmann shows a little girl with a doll and a dachshund. The girl holds the doll in her arms, stroking it tenderly. Her blonde hair is in two braids with blue ribbons and she wears a dress in rose. The cute dachshund next to her seems to be quite interested in the doll, she is holding. The two are fitted on a little socket. The detailed rendering of the figurines as well as the beautiful, iridescent colours make this beautiful miniature sculpture a real collector's piece.The miniature sculpture is in good condition. There are few colour abrasions. At the back is a stamp in form of a jar for F. X. Bergmann. The overall dimensions are 10 x 5.5 cm.Vienna Bronze The term 'Vienna Bronze' refers to very fine cast bronzes from the period of around 1880 to 1930. The very naturalistic small sculptures depict human figures, often with exotic features, humans and animals, humorous illustrations as well as erotica. The bronzes were so fashionable that there were 80 companies in Vienna which concentrated on these products. A large number of significant artistic works was melted during the world wars to meet the metal needs of the artillery, thus the bronzes are now not only treasures but rare collectibles.Franz Xaver Bergmann (1861-1936) Franz Xaver Bergmann was the son of a bronze caster with the same name who had a small bronze foundry in Vienna. Bergmann inherited the foundry of his father and reopened it in 1900. Many of the designs however, stem from the old sketch books of his father. The foundry was especially famous for its very naturalistic cold painted animal bronzes. Cold painted bronzes differ to fire glazed ones as the glaze can be applied in more layers. The knowledge on how to cold glaze is lost, which makes the Bergmann bronzes especially valuable.

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Bergmann Vienna Bronze, English Bulldog, around 1920

Lot 26: Bergmann Vienna Bronze, English Bulldog, around 1920

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Description: Bronze cold-painted and patinated Vienna, Austria, around 1920 Manufactory Bergmann (est. 1860) - Producer of Vienna bronzes On the tummy with a mark in the shape of a jug 'B', 'AUSTRIA' and 'KF' Naturalistic depiction Measurements: 13 x 21 cm Very good condition Provenance: From the former sample stock of the Bergmann factory in Vienna A wonderful Viennese bronze -the naturalistic rendition of the animals are hugely popular and collected worldwide! This English bulldog with its typical facial expression was produced in the Viennese foundry Bergmann in the early 20th Century. This dog is a nice example for the naturalistic rendition that brought world fame and popularity to the Vienna Bronze. The dog collar is cold-painted in brown and the small sculpture has a wonderful patina. The facial expression, as well as the feet and muscles of the dog are rendered in breathtaking detail. These pieces derive from the former sample stock of the Bergmann factory and are therefore rare objects to enter the art market. The bronze is in very good condition and hardly shows any traces of wear. The bronze bares the mark in the shape of a jug with the letter 'B' on the tummy of the dog, as well as 'AUSTRIA' and 'KF'. It measures 13 x 21 cm. Vienna Bronze The term 'Vienna Bronze' refers to very fine cast bronzes from the period of around 1880 to 1930. The very naturalistic small sculptures depict human figures, often with exotic features, humans and animals, humorous illustrations as well as erotica. The bronzes were so fashionable, that there were 80 companies in Vienna manufacturing these products. A large number of significant artistic works was melted during the world wars, to meet the metal needs of the artillery, thus the bronzes are now not only treasures but rare collectibles. Franz Xaver Bergmann (1861-1936) Franz Xaver Bergmann was the son of a bronze caster with the same name who had a small bronze foundry in Vienna. Bergmann inherited the foundry of his father and reopened it in 1900. Many of the designs however, stem from the old sketch books of his father. The foundry was especially famous for its very naturalistic cold painted animal bronzes. Cold painted bronzes differ to fire glazed ones as the glaze can be applied in more layers. The knowledge on how to cold glaze is lost, which makes the Bergmann bronzes especially valuable.

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Vienna Bronze 'Charming Dachshund', around 1930

Lot 27: Vienna Bronze 'Charming Dachshund', around 1930

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Description: Cold-painted white metal Presumably Austria, around 1930 A full-grown Dachshund with cute dog-look A wonderful piece for the dog lover Dimensions: 11.5 x 7 x 22 cm (height x width x depth) Little sculptures of this kind enjoy greatest popularity amongst collectors because of their naturalistic depiction This Dachshund sculpture attests of great sculptural quality. The cute 'Waldi', as this dog breed is often called, is special in the compact and low walking shape. The tail stretched up high, the paws directed to the outsides, the head turned low, he is sniffing at the world that is to be discovered. The Dachshund is naturalistically painted in black color and with a red dog collar. In particular the detailedness in the execution convince of the quality of the sculpture. Dachshunds are deployed for hunts in badger sets because of their self-confidence and their advanced intuitive decisive power. Nobody can withstand the sweet look of this dog - he is a faithful companion and he is looking forward to a new home. The sculpture is in age-appropriate condition. Partial surface abrasion is visible because the dog has been stroked very often. The dimensions are 11.5 x 7 x 22 cm (height x width x depth).Vienna Bronze The term 'Vienna Bronze' refers to very fine cast bronzes from the period of around 1880 to 1930. The very naturalistic small sculptures depict human figures, often with exotic features, humans and animals, humorous illustrations as well as erotica. The bronzes were so fashionable, that there were 80 companies in Vienna manufacturing these products. A large number of significant artistic works was melted during the world wars, to meet the metal needs of the artillery, thus the bronzes are now not only treasures but rare collectibles.

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Bergmann Vienna Bronze 'Girl with Dachshund', c.1920

Lot 28: Bergmann Vienna Bronze 'Girl with Dachshund', c.1920

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Description: Bronze, cold painted Austria, around 1920 Manufactory Bergmann (est. 1860) - Producers of Vienna Bronzes At the back with stamp in form of a jar for F. X. Bergmann Height: 10 cm, Width: 6 cm Good condition Provenance: from an German private collection This piece by the Viennese sculptor Frans Xaver Bergmann shows a little girl together with her dachshund. The girl wears a red, cute dress and a yellow cap from which beneath her hair curls. In her right arm she carries an umbrella; with her right she holds the leash for the dog and carries a basket. Girl and dog stand on a little socket. The bronze is painted with iridescent colors.The Bergmann miniature is in good condition. The color coat is mainly preserved, there are only few abrasions. The top end of the umbrella is slightly bent. At the back there is a stamp in form of a jar for F. X. Bergmann. The overall dimensions are 10 x 6 cm.Vienna Bronze The term 'Vienna Bronze' refers to very fine cast bronzes from the period of around 1880 to 1930. The very naturalistic small sculptures depict human figures, often with exotic features, humans and animals, humorous illustrations as well as erotica. The bronzes were so fashionable, that there were 80 companies in Vienna manufacturing these products. A large number of significant artistic works was melted during the world wars, to meet the metal needs of the artillery, thus the bronzes are now not only treasures but rare collectibles. Franz Xaver Bergmann (1861-1936) Franz Xaver Bergmann was the son of a bronze caster with the same name who had a small bronze foundry in Vienna. Bergmann inherited the foundry of his father and reopened it in 1900. Many of the designs however, stem from the old sketch books of his father. The foundry was especially famous for its very naturalistic cold painted animal bronzes. Cold painted bronzes differ to fire glazed ones as the glaze can be applied in more layers. The knowledge on how to cold glaze is lost, which makes the Bergmann bronzes especially valuable.

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Bergmann Vienna Bronze, Metal Sculpture 'Gipsy Woman', c. 1890

Lot 29: Bergmann Vienna Bronze, Metal Sculpture 'Gipsy Woman', c. 1890

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Description: White metal, cold-painted Austria, around 1890 Manufactory Bergmann (est. 1860) - Producer of Vienna Bronzes Vienna Bronze sculpture with oriental theme Dimensions: 19 x 22.5 cm (H x W) Good condition Provenance: From the former sample stock of the Bergmann factory in Vienna Vienna Bronze sculptures of this kind are quite popular collectibles due to its elaborate design and oriental theme This Vienna Bronze sculpture of a sitting gipsy woman is from the former sample stock of the Bergmann factory in Vienna and was created around 1890. It is made of cold-painted white metal which was used as a surrogate material in the first years of the Vienna Bronzes as well as between the two world wars when bronze was needed otherwise. The gipsy woman, whose dress is covered with elaborately designed patterns, is sitting between two vessels that also show ornamental decoration. The sculpture is in an age-appropriate good condition showing common signs of age and wear. There is partially some loss of color and smaller manufactory flaws. The dimensions are 19 x 22.5 cm. Vienna Bronze The term 'Vienna Bronze' refers to very fine cast bronzes from the period of around 1880 to 1930. The very naturalistic small sculptures depict human figures, often with exotic features, humans and animals, humorous illustrations as well as erotica. The bronzes were so fashionable that there were 80 companies in Vienna which concentrated on these products. A large number of significant artistic works was melted during the world wars to meet the metal needs of the artillery, thus the bronzes are now not only treasures but rare collectibles. The most famous manufacturer of Vienna Bronzes was the Manufactory Bergmann. Franz Xaver Bergmann (1861-1936) Franz Xaver Bergmann was the son of a bronze caster with the same name who had a small bronze foundry in Vienna. Bergmann inherited the foundry of his father and reopened it in 1900. Many of the designs however stem from the old sketch books of his father. The foundry was especially famous for its very naturalistic cold painted animal bronzes. Cold painted bronzes differ from fire glazed ones as the glaze can be applied in more layers. The knowledge on how to cold glaze is lost which makes the Bergmann bronzes especially valuable.

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Bergmann Vienna Bronze, 'Oriental Inkwell', around 1920

Lot 30: Bergmann Vienna Bronze, 'Oriental Inkwell', around 1920

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Description: White metal, cold-painted and porcelain Austria, around 1920 Manufactory Bergmann (est. 1860) - Producers of Vienna Bronzes Marked below 'Made in Austria' Polychrome painted Vienna Bronze as inkwell with oriental scenery Dimensions: 11.5 x 25 x 12 cm (H x W x D) Good condition Provenance: From the former sample stock of the Bergmann factory in Vienna Miniature sculptures of this kind are quite popular collectibles due to its elaborate design This Vienna Bronze from the former sample stock of the Bergmann factory in Vienna was created around 1920. It shows a quite popular subject at the time, depicting an oriental scenery. On a polychrome painted carpet the inkwell is hidden underneath a decorated pillow that works as a lid. Further a young woman is sitting on a bench, covering her nakedness with red draped sheet, accompanied by a man in oriental cloths. The figure is made of cold-painted white metal which was used as a surrogate material in the first years of the Vienna Bronzes as well as between the two world wars when bronze was needed otherwise.This inkwell is in good condition indicating only minor signs of age and wear. Its dimensions are 11.5 cm in height, 25 cm in width and 12 cm in depth. Vienna Bronze The term 'Vienna Bronze' refers to very fine cast bronzes from the period of around 1880 to 1930. The very naturalistic small sculptures depict human figures, often with exotic features, humans and animals, humorous illustrations as well as erotica. The bronzes were so fashionable that there were 80 companies in Vienna which concentrated on these products. A large number of significant artistic works was melted during the world wars to meet the metal needs of the artillery, thus the bronzes are now not only treasures but rare collectibles. The most famous manufacturer of Vienna Bronzes was the Manufactory Bergmann. Franz Xaver Bergmann (1861-1936) Franz Xaver Bergmann was the son of a bronze caster with the same name who had a small bronze foundry in Vienna. Bergmann inherited the foundry of his father and reopened it in 1900. Many of the designs however stem from the old sketch books of his father. The foundry was especially famous for its very naturalistic cold painted animal bronzes. Cold painted bronzes differ from fire glazed ones as the glaze can be applied in more layers. The knowledge on how to cold glaze is lost which makes the Bergmann bronzes especially valuable.

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Bergmann Vienna Bronze 'At the Oriental Market', around 1920

Lot 31: Bergmann Vienna Bronze 'At the Oriental Market', around 1920

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Description: Partially cold-painted bronze with olive green patina, Weißmetall Austria, around 1920 Manufactory Bergmann (est. 1860) - Producer of Vienna Bronzes Rare Viennese Bronze depicting an oriental theme Dimensions: 11.5 x 8.5 x 9 cm (H x W x D) Good condition Provenance: From the former sample stock of the Bergmann factory in Vienna Viennese bronze sculptures of this kind are quite popular collectibles due to its elaborate design This delicate miniature bronze sculpture from the former sample stock of the Bergmann factory in Vienna was created around 1920, depicting a man in oriental cloths at the market. His metal market stall is built with wooden bars and covered by a thatch roof. Two vessels are placed on his table that show some cold-painted color application. At that time, people were fascinated by the Far East, and as a result the motif found its expressions even in the medium of bronze sculptures. This miniature bronze sculpture wears a brown patina and is partially cold-painted. It is in good condition, indicating slight signs of age and wear and few manufactory flaws. Its dimensions are 11.5 x 8.5 x 9 cm. Vienna Bronze The term 'Vienna Bronze' refers to very fine cast bronzes from the period of around 1880 to 1930. The very naturalistic small sculptures depict human figures, often with exotic features, humans and animals, humorous illustrations as well as erotica. The bronzes were so fashionable that there were 80 companies in Vienna which concentrated on these products. A large number of significant artistic works was melted during the world wars to meet the metal needs of the artillery, thus the bronzes are now not only treasures but rare collectibles.

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Bergmann Vienna Bronze, Illuminated Big Bedouin Tent, c. 1920

Lot 32: Bergmann Vienna Bronze, Illuminated Big Bedouin Tent, c. 1920

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Description: Cold-painted bronze, brass and white metal; marble Austria, around 1920 Manufactory Bergmann (est. 1860) - Viennese bronze factory Arab in a Bedouin tent Illuminated with two electrified lanterns Revolving book Dimensions: 43 x 31.5 x 26 cm; plinth 2 x 18 x 14.3 cm (height x width x depth) Good condition Provenance: from the sample stock of the Bergmann factory in Vienna This Arab in his precious Bedouin tent is a master piece of the Vienna Bronzes The Arab in his precious Bedouin tent is a masterpiece amongst the collection of Vienna Bronzes. This piece originates from the famous Bergman manufactory, whose owners Franz Bergmann and his son Franz Xaver Bergmann were, and who ranked amongst the greatest sculptors of Vienna Bronzes. The bronze Arab is sitting in a tall, with precious and richly adorned tissue draped brass tent that is crowned by three crescent moons. An electrified lantern is sticking out in front. The baldachin is illuminated inside by an additional light bulb. The Arab is reading from a book in front of him, which is movable. The tent is mounted on a black marble plinth. The lighting creates an atmosphere that makes the Orient palpable. This atmospheric Bedouin tent lamp by Bergmann is a Vienna Bronze in the oriental style that still fascinates today and counts as valuable collectors' piece. The Vienna Bronze is in very good condition with slight traces of age and wear, the stick of the front lantern has been soldered again. Small pieces of paint are chipping off at the legs of the Arab. The overall dimensions are 43 x 31.5 x 26 cm, the plinth measures 2 x 18 x 14.3 cm (height x width x depth). The lamp is functioning. However, we do not guarantee functionality of the lamp.Vienna Bronze The term 'Vienna Bronze' refers to very fine cast bronzes from the period of around 1880 to 1930. The very naturalistic small sculptures depict human figures, often with exotic features, humans and animals, humorous illustrations as well as erotica. The bronzes were so fashionable that there were 80 companies in Vienna, which concentrated on these products. A large number of significant artistic works was melted during the world wars to meet the metal needs of the artillery, thus the bronzes are now not only treasures but rare collectibles. The most famous manufacturer of Vienna Bronzes was the Manufactory Bergmann.Franz Xaver Bergmann (1861-1936) Franz Xaver Bergmann was the son of a bronze caster with the same name who had a small bronze foundry in Vienna. Bergmann inherited the foundry of his father and reopened it in 1900. Many of the designs however, stem from the old sketch books of his father. The foundry was especially famous for its very naturalistic cold painted animal bronzes. Cold painted bronzes differ to fire glazed ones as the glaze can be applied in more layers. The knowledge on how to cold glaze is lost, which makes the Bergmann bronzes especially valuable.

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Vienna Bronze Candleholder 'Dog Rose', around 1920

Lot 33: Vienna Bronze Candleholder 'Dog Rose', around 1920

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Description: Cold-painted bronze and white metal Austria, around 1920 A dog rose branch and a candleholder Total dimensions: 15.5 x 11 x 7.5 cm (height x width x depth) Good condition Provenance: Viennese private collection A beautiful piece to start a collection of Vienna Bronzes with This delicate bronze is an original Vienna Bronze from the time of the Art Deco from around 1920. As high form of bronze casting this is a piece of decorative effort coupled with artistic accomplishment - branches of white metal in brown paint with accents of gold are adorned with a light pink dog rose and its leaves. On top is the bronze insertion for the candle. Bronze sculptures of this kind enjoy great popularity amongst collectors because of their naturalistic execution and growing rarity. It is also a good starting point for a collection of Vienna Bronzes. This Vienna Bronze is in good condition with slight traces of age and wear. The total dimensions are 15.5 x 11 x 7.5 cm (height x width x depth). Vienna Bronze The term 'Vienna Bronze' refers to very fine cast bronzes from the period of around 1880 to 1930. The very naturalistic small sculptures depict human figures, often with exotic features, humans and animals, humorous illustrations as well as erotica. The bronzes were so fashionable that there were 80 companies in Vienna, which concentrated on these products. A large number of significant artistic works was melted during the world wars to meet the metal needs of the artillery, thus the bronzes are now not only treasures but rare collectibles. The most famous manufacturer of Vienna Bronzes was the Manufactory Bergmann.

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Vienna Bronze, Tea Glass Beaker 'Waidmannsheil!', around 1920

Lot 34: Vienna Bronze, Tea Glass Beaker 'Waidmannsheil!', around 1920

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Description: Cold-painted white metal Austria, around 1920 A glass inside a handle with flower embellishment and saying 'Waidmannsheil' (a traditional wish for good luck to a hunter) A typical souvenir from Austria Total dimensions: 15.5 x 11 x 7.5 cm (height x width x depth) Good condition A beautiful piece to start a collection of Vienna Bronzes with This tea glass beaker is an original Vienna Bronze from the time of the art deco around 1920. As a high form of casting is this tea glass beaker decorative effort coupled with artistic accomplishment. The glass beaker as an article of daily use has become a little art work with the artistic technique of Vienna bronze casting. The metal handle is growing out of the beaker with the saying 'Waidmannsheil' as a beautiful rose branch. Small sculptures of this kind enjoy great popularity amongst collectors because of their naturalistic execution and growing rarity. It is also a good starting point for a collection of Vienna Bronzes. The Vienna Bronze is in good condition with slight traces of age and wear. The total dimensions are 15.5 x 11 x 7.5 cm (height x width x depth). Vienna Bronze The term 'Vienna Bronze' refers to very fine cast bronzes from the period of around 1880 to 1930. The very naturalistic small sculptures depict human figures, often with exotic features, humans and animals, humorous illustrations as well as erotica. The bronzes were so fashionable that there were 80 companies in Vienna, which concentrated on these products. A large number of significant artistic works was melted during the world wars to meet the metal needs of the artillery, thus the bronzes are now not only treasures but rare collectibles. The most famous manufacturer of Vienna Bronzes was the Manufactory Bergmann.

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Bergmann Vienna Bronze, Four Cold-Painted Flower Pots, c. 1930

Lot 35: Bergmann Vienna Bronze, Four Cold-Painted Flower Pots, c. 1930

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Description: Cold-painted white metal Vienna, Austria, around 1930 Manufactory Bergmann (est. 1860) - Producers of Vienna Bronzes Four flower pots including: margaritas, sun flowers, lilies and a palm Naturalistic depiction Height: 6 - 9 cm Very good condition Provenance: From the former sample stock of the Bergmann factory in Vienna Small sculptures such as these are highly popular amongst collectors today! These four charming flower pots derive from the bronze foundry Bergmann in Vienna and were produced around 1930. At a time in which bronze was scarce these flower pots were produced in tin and cold-painted in their naturalistic colors. They are a great example of a deceptively naturalistic rendition for which the Vienna Bronzes are so popular today. The four pots are planted with margaritas, sun flowers, lilies and palm branches. These pieces derive from the former sample stock of the Bergmann factory and are therefore rare objects to hit the market. These Bergmann miniatures are in very good condition with slight traces of age and wear. The height is between 6 and 9 cm. Vienna Bronze The term 'Vienna Bronze' refers to very fine cast bronzes from the period of around 1880 to 1930. The very naturalistic small sculptures depict human figures, often with exotic features, humans and animals, humorous illustrations as well as erotica. The bronzes were so fashionable, that there were 80 companies in Vienna manufacturing these products. A large number of significant artistic works was melted during the world wars, to meet the metal needs of the artillery, thus the bronzes are now not only treasures but rare collectibles. The most famous manufacturer of Vienna Bronzes was the Manufactory Bergmann.

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Bergmann Vienna Bronze, 4 Cold-Painted Cactuses, around 1925

Lot 36: Bergmann Vienna Bronze, 4 Cold-Painted Cactuses, around 1925

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Description: Cold-painted bronze Vienna, Austria, around 1925 Manufactory Bergmann (est. 1860) - Producers of Vienna Bronzes Four pots with cactus plants Naturalistic depiction Height: each c. 3 cm Very good condition Provenance: From the former sample stock of the Bergmann factory in Vienna Small sculptures such as these are highly popular amongst collectors today! These four charming flower pots derive from the bronze foundry Bergmann in Vienna and were produced in the early 20th Century. They are a great example of a deceptively naturalistic rendition for which the Vienna Bronzes are so popular today. The four pots are planted with cactus plants that are blossoming with small red flowers. These pieces derive from the sample stock of the Bergmann factory and are therefore very rare objects to enter the art market. These Bergmann miniatures are in very good condition with slight traces of age and wear. There is minimal loss to the color. The height lies at 3 cm each. Vienna Bronze The term 'Vienna Bronze' refers to very fine cast bronzes from the period of around 1880 to 1930. The very naturalistic small sculptures depict human figures, often with exotic features, humans and animals, humorous illustrations as well as erotica. The bronzes were so fashionable, that there were 80 companies in Vienna manufacturing these products. A large number of significant artistic works was melted during the world wars, to meet the metal needs of the artillery, thus the bronzes are now not only treasures but rare collectibles. The most famous manufacturer of Vienna Bronzes was the Manufactory Bergmann.

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Bergmann, Vienna Bronze, Cockatoo Seesaw, around 1890

Lot 37: Bergmann, Vienna Bronze, Cockatoo Seesaw, around 1890

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Description: Cold-painted bronze Vienna, Austria, around 1890 Manufactory Bergmann (est. 1860) - Producers of Vienna Bronzes Naturalistic rendition of the cockatoos Measurements: ca. 29 x 20 cm Good condition Provenance: From the former sample stock of the Bergmann factory in Vienna A wonderful early Viennese bronze - the teetering cockatoos are especially extravagant This bird seesaw from the Viennese bronze foundry Bergmann from the period of around 1890 is an exquisite piece of the Vienna Bronzes. Above a basketwork golden-colored metal, which is mounted on a round plinth, are teetering four small cockatoos. A very exhilarating and decorative seesaw for the bird and bronze aficionado. The Vienna Bronze is in good condition with slight traces of age and wear, such as some loss of color here and there. The total measurements are ca. 29 x 20 cm. Vienna Bronze The term 'Vienna Bronze' refers to very fine cast bronzes from the period of around 1880 to 1930. The very naturalistic small sculptures depict human figures, often with exotic features, humans and animals, humorous illustrations as well as erotica. The bronzes were so fashionable, that there were 80 companies in Vienna manufacturing these products. A large number of significant artistic works was melted during the world wars, to meet the metal needs of the artillery, thus the bronzes are now not only treasures but rare collectibles.

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Carl Kauba, Lamp with Automata & Vienna Bronze Erotica, 1920s

Lot 38: Carl Kauba, Lamp with Automata & Vienna Bronze Erotica, 1920s

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Description: Bronze, brass and metal patinated; white alabaster; opalescent glass shade Austria, around 1920 Carl Kauba (1865-1922) - Viennese sculptor Verso signed on the plinth 'C. Kauba' Lamp with automata The beauty revels her hidden secret when opening the gown Total dimensions: 49.5 x 20 x 21 cm; bronze sculpture 17 x 14 x 7 cm (height x width x depth) Good condition Provenance: from the former sample stock of the Bergmann factory in Vienna Such original mechanic erotica by the famous Austrian sculptor Carl Kauba are becoming more rare and are popular collectors' items This extravagantly crafted lamp with automata originates from the famous Austrian sculptor Carl Kauba, who crated many designs for the bronze foundry Bergmann. Figural table lamps were popular furniture at these times. This particular lamp is adorned with the bronze figurine of a hidden beauty. When opening the ribbon of the gown of the lady her cape opens in slow motion with an inserted mechanism, revealing her secret. The bronze is in good condition with slight traces of wear, for example at the edges of the marble applications. It is signed at the plinth in the cast 'C. Kauba'. The total dimensions, including the plinth, are 49.5 x 20 x 21 cm and the bronze sculpture measures 17 x 14 x 7 cm (height x width x depth). The lamp has got an old plug. We do not guarantee functionality of the lamp. Vienna Bronze The term 'Vienna Bronze' refers to very fine cast bronzes from the period of around 1880 to 1930. The very naturalistic small sculptures depict human figures, often with exotic features, humans and animals, humorous illustrations as well as erotica. The bronzes were so fashionable that there were 80 companies in Vienna, which concentrated on these products. A large number of significant artistic works was melted during the world wars to meet the metal needs of the artillery, thus the bronzes are now not only treasures but rare collectibles. The most famous manufacturer of Vienna Bronzes was the Manufactory Bergmann. Carl Kauba (1865-1922) The Austrian sculptor Carl Kauba attended the Viennese Academy of Fine Arts, where he was taught by Laufenberg, Waschmann and Schwartz. He later continued his education in Paris. Kauba's polychrome, very detailed and realistic sculptures make him one of the leading 'Viennese bronze' artists. Fascinated by the adventure novels by the German author Karl May (1842-1912), his expressive illustrations mostly show Wild West motifs, like cowboys and Native Americans. His representation of American Indian headdresses, weapons and costumes were rendered with great attention to detail. There is no evidence that Kauba himself has ever been to America. Carl Kauba personally directed the casting of his clay models. Most bronzes from the years 1895 to 1912 were produced for the U.S. market, where they were offered in New York until the 1950s. Today collectors rank Kauba in the same league as Frederic Remington (1961-1909) and Charles Russell (1864-1926), the great portrayers of the American West.

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Bergmann Vienna Bronze, 'Musical Cats´ Carousel', around 1950

Lot 39: Bergmann Vienna Bronze, 'Musical Cats´ Carousel', around 1950

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Description: Cold-painted bronze and brass Austria, around 1950 - or somewhat later Manufactory Bergmann (est. 1860) - Viennese bronze factory Automatic turning mechanism with music box Flower and landscape depictions on the middle piece Total dimensions: 25 x 17.5 cm (height x width) Very good condition Provenance: from the former sample stock of the Bergmann factory in Vienna A center piece in the history of Vienna Bronzes; a masterpiece in the casting technique This Vienna Bronze by the bronze foundry Bergmann is a center piece in the history of Viennese bronze manufactory that exists since the mid-19th century. With humor, irony and at the same time a deeper sense the small animal figures reveal human characteristics. In this large, hexagonal swing carousel are sitting six cats of which some are holding onto the chains with their paws. Besides the fine and detailed animal bronzes the small-parted painting of the hexagonal carousel is outstanding - the lower part is painted with flowers and the upper part with an Austrian landscape with houses and a church. The music box can be wound up by turning the upper part of the carousel clockwise. Pulling the tiny lever beneath the carousel starts the mechanism and the first melody of Strauß' waltz 'By the beautiful Blue Danube' sounds. The cats' carousel is in very good condition with slight traces of wear, paint is chipping off minimally at the red braces of the lower center piece. The total dimensions of the carousel are 25 x 17.5 cm (height x width). Vienna Bronze The term 'Vienna Bronze' refers to very fine cast bronzes from the period of around 1880 to 1930. The very naturalistic small sculptures depict human figures, often with exotic features, humans and animals, humorous illustrations as well as erotica. The bronzes were so fashionable that there were 80 companies in Vienna, which concentrated on these products. A large number of significant artistic works was melted during the world wars to meet the metal needs of the artillery, thus the bronzes are now not only treasures but rare collectibles. The most famous manufacturer of Vienna Bronzes was the Manufactory Bergmann.

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Bergmann Vienna Bronze 'Animal Ferris Wheel', around 1950

Lot 40: Bergmann Vienna Bronze 'Animal Ferris Wheel', around 1950

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Description: Cold-painted bronze Austria, around 1950 - or somewhat later Manufactory Bergmann (est. 1860) - Producer of Vienna bronzes Marked underneath on both stands with a stamp in the shape of a jug with 'B' for Bergmann and 'AUSTRIA' Detailed execution of different animals Manuel turning mechanism Total dimensions: 29 x 26.5 x 19 cm (height x width x depth) Very good condition Provenance: from the former sample stock of the Bergmann factory in Vienna An enthralling collectors' piece of one of the most famous bronze founders; a highlight amongst the collection of Vienna Bronzes The Vienna Bronze 'Animal Ferris Wheel' was crafted by the Viennese bronze foundry Bergmann. Thirteen animals are riding the Ferris wheel, among them cats, dogs and a pig. Some of the animals are given typical human attributes. Several of them are wearing hats and scarfs and others are smoking cigarettes. Some of the animals are standing together in pairs, gesticulating as if they were talking about the panorama that they are seeing up there. Next to the fine, and detailed cast animal bronzes, the painting is captivating. The wheel can be turned by hand, making the animals swing in the wagons. The Vienna Bronze is in very good condition with slight traces of wear. It is marked underneath on both stands 'AUSTRIA' and with a stamp in the shape of a jug with 'B' for Bergmann. The overall dimensions of the Ferris wheel are 29 x 26.5 x 19 cm (height x width x depth). Vienna Bronze The term 'Vienna Bronze' refers to very fine cast bronzes from the period of around 1880 to 1930. The very naturalistic small sculptures depict human figures, often with exotic features, humans and animals, humorous illustrations as well as erotica. The bronzes were so fashionable that there were 80 companies in Vienna, which concentrated on these products. A large number of significant artistic works was melted during the world wars to meet the metal needs of the artillery, thus the bronzes are now not only treasures but rare collectibles. The most famous manufacturer of Vienna Bronzes was the Manufactory Bergmann. Franz Xaver Bergmann (1861-1936) Franz Xaver Bergmann was the son of a bronze caster with the same name who had a small bronze foundry in Vienna. Bergmann inherited the foundry of his father and reopened it in 1900. Many of the designs however, stem from the old sketch books of his father. The foundry was especially famous for its very naturalistic cold painted animal bronzes. Cold painted bronzes differ to fire glazed ones as the glaze can be applied in more layers. The knowledge on how to cold glaze is lost, which makes the Bergmann bronzes especially valuable.

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Vienna Bronze 'Life-size Wall Lizard', around 1900

Lot 41: Vienna Bronze 'Life-size Wall Lizard', around 1900

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Description: Bronze, cold painted Austria, around 1900 Manufactory Bergmann (est. 1860) - Producer of Vienna Bronzes Collector's item Very naturalistic depiction Dimensions: 18 x 7 cm (length x width) Good condition Provenance: from an Austrian private collection Figural Vienna Bronze in decidedly naturalistic presentation This Viennese Bronze was created in Austria and is a wonderful example of the small sculptures made in the 19th and early 20th century. Represented is a deceptively real wall lizard in vigorous cold painting. The lizard is manufactured in a very detailed and naturalistic manner. So its size, the colour and the body show a detailed imitation. Delightful is especially the green iridescent surface of the small reptile. In meticulous precision the claws of the lizard are crafted and the face has a lively expression. This Viennese Bronze is in good condition with slight signs of wear. A claw is missing. The length measures 18 cm and the width is 7 cm. Vienna Bronze The term 'Vienna Bronze' refers to very fine cast bronzes from the period of around 1880 to 1930. The very naturalistic small sculptures depict human figures, often with exotic features, humans and animals, humorous illustrations as well as erotica. The bronzes were so fashionable that there were 80 companies in Vienna which concentrated on these products. A large number of significant artistic works was melted during the world wars to meet the metal needs of the artillery, thus the bronzes are now not only treasures but rare collectibles. The most famous manufacturer of Vienna Bronzes was the Manufactory Bergmann.

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Vienna Bronze of a Cat Reading 'The Times', around 1950

Lot 42: Vienna Bronze of a Cat Reading 'The Times', around 1950

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Description: Cold-painted bronze Austria, around 1950 or somewhat later Very beautiful patina Small collectable Height: c. 6.3 cm Very good condition Provenance: from an Austrian private collection A wonderful Viennese bronze - small sculptures of this kind enjoy great popularity among collectors today This charming miniature bronze is a wonderful example of the Vienna Bronze sculptures that were produced in the 19th and early 20th Century. These small sculptures are collected items due to the often of a humorous nature and their great attention to detail. The bronze on hand shows a standing cat reading the newspaper 'The Times'. The bronze is in very good condition with only slight spots of color missing. The height is approximately 6.3 cm. Vienna Bronze The term 'Vienna Bronze' refers to very fine cast bronzes from the period of around 1880 to 1930. The very naturalistic small sculptures depict human figures, often with exotic features, humans and animals, humorous illustrations as well as erotica. The bronzes were so fashionable, that there were 80 companies in Vienna manufacturing these products. A large number of significant artistic works was melted during the world wars, to meet the metal needs of the artillery, thus the bronzes are now not only treasures but rare collectables. The most famous manufacturer of Vienna Bronzes was the Manufactory Bergmann.

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Bergmann Vienna Bronze 'Pheasant Pair' Wall Application, 1950

Lot 43: Bergmann Vienna Bronze 'Pheasant Pair' Wall Application, 1950

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Description: Bronze, cold painted Austria, around 1950 or a little later Manufactory Bergmann (est. 1860) - Producer of Vienna Bronzes Suspension on the back Total height: 46 cm Good condition Provenance: from an Austrian private collection Figural Vienna Bronze of two pheasants in vivid colors with a detailed plumage This Viennese bronze was created in Austria around 1950 or a little later and is a wall application in vigorous cold painting. The two pheasants with a naturalistic designed plumage have taken place on a pine bough and take a vigilant look in their environment. By the individually styled faces the animals seem very realistic. The wall decorations can be mounted by a suspension on the back. This Viennese bronze is in good condition with slight signs of wear such as minimal color abrasion. The total height is 46 cm. Vienna Bronze The term 'Vienna Bronze' refers to very fine cast bronzes from the period of around 1880 to 1930. The very naturalistic small sculptures depict human figures, often with exotic features, humans and animals, humorous illustrations as well as erotica. The bronzes were so fashionable that there were 80 companies in Vienna which concentrated on these products. A large number of significant artistic works was melted during the world wars to meet the metal needs of the artillery, thus the bronzes are now not only treasures but rare collectibles. The most famous manufacturer of Vienna Bronzes was the Manufactory Bergmann.

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Vienna Bronze 'Wood Grouse on a Gnarled Branch', around 1920

Lot 44: Vienna Bronze 'Wood Grouse on a Gnarled Branch', around 1920

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Description: Bronze, cold painted Austria, around 1920 Manufactory Bergmann (est. 1860) - Producer of Vienna Bronzes Mounted on a black marble base Naturalistic designed figure Height of the figure: 14.5 cm Good Condition Provenance: from an Austrian private collection Vienna bronze in the form of a courting wood grouse with finely worked feathering This Viennese Bronze, made in the early 20th century, offers the naturalistic design in strong cold painting. Shown is a wood grouse, which belongs to the largest galliforms in Europe. This shy bird is especially native in the needle, mixed and deciduous forests. In this case, the courting bird is depicted on a gnarled branch, has slightly tilted his head to the ground, spread his wings and his tail is erect. The bronze is mounted on a square marble base and displays the masterful craftsmanship, which made the Vienna Bronzes so famous. This Viennese Bronze is in good condition signs of age and wear. Some paint is rubbed off here and there and the base is bumped at the lower edge. The height of the figure measures 14.5 cm. The total height is 20 cm and the width 13 cm. Vienna Bronze The term 'Vienna Bronze' refers to very fine cast bronzes from the period of around 1880 to 1930. The very naturalistic small sculptures depict human figures, often with exotic features, humans and animals, humorous illustrations as well as erotica. The bronzes were so fashionable that there were 80 companies in Vienna which concentrated on these products. A large number of significant artistic works was melted during the world wars to meet the metal needs of the artillery, thus the bronzes are now not only treasures but rare collectibles. The most famous manufacturer of Vienna Bronzes was the Manufactory Bergmann.

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John W. Elischer, Bergmann Vienna Bronze 'Ibex', c. 1925

Lot 45: John W. Elischer, Bergmann Vienna Bronze 'Ibex', c. 1925

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Description: Patinated bronze on marble base Vienna, Austria, around 1925 Manufactory Bergmann (est. 1860) - Producers of Vienna Bronzes John Wolfgang Elischer (1891-1966) - Austrian artist On the plinth with artist signature 'ELISCHER' Naturalistic rendition and an iridescent patina Measurements (with base): c. 25 x 21 cm Good condition Provenance: From the former sample stock of the Bergmann factory in Vienna A wonderful Viennese bronze -the naturalistic rendition of the animals are hugely popular and collected worldwide! This rock climbing ibex was produced by the Viennese Bronze foundry Bergmann using a design of the artist Hans Elischer. Typical for a Vienna Bronze this fine sculpture of an ibex is rendered in a naturalistic fashion. The impressive backwards-curving horns and the hooves are nicely detailed and the entire ibex is patinated with an iridescent finish. The ibex front left leg is raised and he is looking around where to step next. As this piece derives directly from the former sample stock of the Bergmann factory, it is a real rarity with great provenance! The bronze is in good condition with slight traces of age and wear, such as some loss of color here and there. One of the horns can be screwed off. The measurements, including the base are approximately 25 x 21 cm. It is signed on the plinth with 'Elischer'. Vienna Bronze The term 'Vienna Bronze' refers to very fine cast bronzes from the period of around 1880 to 1930. The very naturalistic small sculptures depict human figures, often with exotic features, humans and animals, humorous illustrations as well as erotica. The bronzes were so fashionable, that there were 80 companies in Vienna manufacturing these products. A large number of significant artistic works was melted during the world wars, to meet the metal needs of the artillery, thus the bronzes are now not only treasures but rare collectibles. The most famous manufacturer of Vienna Bronzes was the Manufactory Bergmann. John Wolfgang Elischer (1891-1966) The Austrian sculptor John Wolfgang Elischer was born in Vienna. He studied at the academy from 1908 until 1911. The last two years of this time he spent in Paris where he practiced under August Rodin. After serving in World War I he freelanced as a sculptor creating figures for porcelain manufacturers. He was art director of Ditman-Brunner. In 1935 he went to Australia where he received lots of commissions for various bronze sculptures like memorials.

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Vienna Bronze 'Capital Deer' with Fine Cold Paint, around 1920

Lot 46: Vienna Bronze 'Capital Deer' with Fine Cold Paint, around 1920

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Description: Bronze, cold painted Austria, around 1920 Manufactory Bergmann (est. 1860) - Producer of Vienna Bronzes Fine chases fur Naturalistic sculpture Dimension: 34.5 x 27 cm (height x width) Good Condition Provenance: from an Austrian private collection Realistic Vienna bronze in the form of a majestic deer with magnificent antler This Viennese Bronze in fine cold painting was made in the early 20th century and represents a deer. The latter is on top of his antler development and is therefore also referred to as capital-deer. His head is raised and presented this impressive antler. The erected ears are alert and his gaze has a penetrating expression. The entire figure shows a naturalistic design and clarified the highly artistic technique of Vienna bronze casting. This Viennese Bronze is in good condition with natural patina and only slight signs of wear. The height measures 34.5 cm and the width 27 cm. Vienna Bronze The term 'Vienna Bronze' refers to very fine cast bronzes from the period of around 1880 to 1930. The very naturalistic small sculptures depict human figures, often with exotic features, humans and animals, humorous illustrations as well as erotica. The bronzes were so fashionable that there were 80 companies in Vienna which concentrated on these products. A large number of significant artistic works was melted during the world wars to meet the metal needs of the artillery, thus the bronzes are now not only treasures but rare collectibles. The most famous manufacturer of Vienna Bronzes was the Manufactory Bergmann.

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Bergmann Vienna Bronze 'Alert Deer', c. 1920

Lot 47: Bergmann Vienna Bronze 'Alert Deer', c. 1920

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Description: Cold-painted bronze Vienna, Austria, around 1920 Manufactory Bergmann (est. 1860) - Producers of Vienna Bronzes Naturalistic depiction Measurements: 20 x 21 cm Very good condition Provenance: From the former sample stock of the Bergmann factory in Vienna A wonderful Viennese Bronze - small sculptures such as these are highly popular amongst collectors today! The alert deer derives from the bronze foundry Bergmann in Vienna and was produced in the early 20th Century. This is a great example of a deceptively naturalistic rendition for which the Vienna Bronzes are so popular today. With raised ears it listens attentively to the sounds of its surroundings. As this piece derives from the sample stock of the Bergmann factory, it is a rare object to enter the art market. These Bergmann miniatures are in very good condition with slight traces of age and wear. It measures 20 x 21 cm. Vienna Bronze The term 'Vienna Bronze' refers to very fine cast bronzes from the period of around 1880 to 1930. The very naturalistic small sculptures depict human figures, often with exotic features, humans and animals, humorous illustrations as well as erotica. The bronzes were so fashionable, that there were 80 companies in Vienna manufacturing these products. A large number of significant artistic works was melted during the world wars, to meet the metal needs of the artillery, thus the bronzes are now not only treasures but rare collectibles. The most famous manufacturer of Vienna Bronzes was the Manufactory Bergmann.

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Bergmann Vienna Bronze 'Polo Player on his Horse', around 1920

Lot 48: Bergmann Vienna Bronze 'Polo Player on his Horse', around 1920

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Description: Bronze, golden-brown patinated Austria, around 1920 Manufactory Bergmann (est. 1860) - Producers of Vienna Bronzes A charming bronze miniature rich in detail for Polo loving collectors Height: 22.5 cm Good condition Provenance: From the former sample stock of the Bergmann factory in Vienna Miniature sculptures of this kind are quite popular collectibles due to its elaborate design Bronze figures of sportsmen like golfers or ballplayers were very popular during the Art Deco period. This Vienna Bronze was manufactured by the famed Bergmann company and was created around 1920. It is decorated with a golden brown patina and is very rich in detail, depicting a Polo player on his horse that is standing on his back hoofs. The player is sitting firmly in his saddle, holding up his stick about to kick the ball into the goal. This Vienna bronze sculpture is in good condition showing slight signs of age and wear. There are few manufactory flaws around the hoofs and the horse's body. It measures 22.5 cm in height. Vienna Bronze The term 'Vienna Bronze' refers to very fine cast bronzes from the period of around 1880 to 1930. The very naturalistic small sculptures depict human figures, often with exotic features, humans and animals, humorous illustrations as well as erotica. The bronzes were so fashionable that there were 80 companies in Vienna which concentrated on these products. A large number of significant artistic works was melted during the world wars to meet the metal needs of the artillery, thus the bronzes are now not only treasures but rare collectibles. The most famous manufacturer of Vienna Bronzes was the Manufactory Bergmann.

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Vienna Bronze of a Cat Reading the Newspaper, around 1950

Lot 49: Vienna Bronze of a Cat Reading the Newspaper, around 1950

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Description: Cold-painted bronze Austria, around 1950 or somewhat later Very beautiful patina Small collectable Height: c. 6.3 cm Very good condition Provenance: from an Austrian private collection A wonderful Viennese bronze - small sculptures of this kind enjoy great popularity among collectors today This charming miniature bronze is a wonderful example of the Vienna Bronze sculptures that were produced in the 19th and early 20th Century. These small sculptures are collected items due to the often of a humorous nature and their great attention to detail. The bronze on hand shows a standing cat reading the German newspaper 'Die Presse'. The bronze is in very good condition with only slight spots of color missing. The height is approximately 6.3 cm. Vienna Bronze The term 'Vienna Bronze' refers to very fine cast bronzes from the period of around 1880 to 1930. The very naturalistic small sculptures depict human figures, often with exotic features, humans and animals, humorous illustrations as well as erotica. The bronzes were so fashionable that there were 80 companies in Vienna which concentrated on these products. A large number of significant artistic works was melted during the world wars to meet the metal needs of the artillery, thus the bronzes are now not only treasures but rare collectibles. The most famous manufacturer of Vienna Bronzes was the Manufactory Bergmann.

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Bergmann Vienna Bronze 'Violin', around 1950

Lot 50: Bergmann Vienna Bronze 'Violin', around 1950

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Description: Cold-painted bronze Austria, around 1950 - or somewhat later Manufactory Bergmann (est. 1860) - Viennese bronze factory Dimensions: 22.5 x 7 cm (length x width) Very good condition Provenance: from the former sample stock of the Bergmann factory in Vienna This violin is an eye-catcher in every collector's cabinet This bronze of a violin originates from the traditional Viennese bronze foundry Bergmann. The violin is worked especially fine, as well are the neck and the ribs. The ceiling and the fingerboard are alike finely crafted. Especially pretty 'carved' are the snake and the vortex. This Vienna Bronze allows the music lover to arrange his own favorite instrument at home. The bronze is in very good condition with slight traces of wear, some repairs are visible at the snake. The dimensions of the violin bronze are 22.5 x 7 cm (length x width). Vienna Bronze The term 'Vienna Bronze' refers to very fine cast bronzes from the period of around 1880 to 1930. The very naturalistic small sculptures depict human figures, often with exotic features, humans and animals, humorous illustrations as well as erotica. The bronzes were so fashionable that there were 80 companies in Vienna, which concentrated on these products. A large number of significant artistic works was melted during the world wars to meet the metal needs of the artillery, thus the bronzes are now not only treasures but rare collectibles.

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