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ANTIQUE NUMBER SA1063521: Early 20th Century Cold-painted Bronze Sculpture "Boy On Ox" By Franz Bergman

Early 20th Century Cold-painted Bronze Sculpture "Boy On Ox" By Franz Bergman

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An excellent early 20th Century cold-painted Austrian bronze figure of a young Arab boy sat on the back of an Ox with very fine hand chased surface detail and and good naturalistic colour, signed with the Bergman 'B' in an amphora vase
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 
Height: 14 cm
 
Width: 15 cm
 
Depth: 4 cm
 
Condition: Excellent Original Condition
 
Circa: 1900
 
Materials: Cold Painted Bronze
 
Book Ref Antique Vienna Bronzes by Joseph Zobel
 
SKU: 9159
 
ABOUT
 
Bergman Boy on Ox
 
Franz Bergman Sculptures
 
Bergman is celebrated for his great attention to detail and wonderful vibrant colours, Franz Xavier Bergman (1861-1936) is, arguably, the most famous of the Viennese cold-painted bronze artists, delighting in producing Oriental, Arab bronze and animal subjects, including Harem beauties, Arab tradesmen, Scribes and Arab Warrior and almost every animal subject that was known at the time.
 
His father, also Franz Bergman (1838–1894), was a professional chaser (embosser) from Gablonz, Austria who came to Vienna and founded a small bronze factory in 1860. Franz Xavier inherited the company and opened a new foundry in 1900. There he created numerous cold painted (so named because the numerous layers of polychrome paint, applied to the bronze, were not fired to fix them to the metal) figures. Many other bronzes were still based on designs by Franz Bergman, the elder.
 
Orientalist Subjects
 
From the 17th Century onwards it was customary to go on a tour of the East – the Grand Tour – as an educational rite of passage. Visiting countries and experiencing customs they had only ever heard about in stories, these young men were keen to show their families mementos of their ...
The antique presented on this page [ANTIQUE NUMBER SA1063521] was made in 1910:
1910
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