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Antique Moritz Spitz Austrian Cold Painted Bronze Couple (Signed)

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    Posted 2 years ago

    jscott0363
    (431 items)

    Hello everyone!!

    Here we have an antique Austrian cold painted bronze figure which depicts a couple from the late 1800's era. It's made and designed by Moritz Spitz who opened, and owned, a bronze foundry in Austria from the late 1800's and into the first quarter of the 1900's. It's an extremely rare piece and I feel very lucky to be the new owner of this piece. This piece was purchased at an online auction from a Beverly Hills estate sale.

    It's really very highly detailed in every way. This one is signed "MS" (Moritz Spitz) and is dated 96, which would be 1896. I've seen a lot of cold painted bronzes over the years, and I own several pieces, but this is the first of this design I've ever seen. I love their poses and the expressions on their faces. Most of the cold painted bronze pieces I own are by Franz Bergman. This is also the only Moritz Spitz cold painted bronze piece that I have in my collection. The figure measures 4.25" tall by 2.5" wide.

    Thanks to all for stopping by and having a look!!

    Scott

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    1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 2 years ago
      What an interesting bronze! Not a clue who the maker is....
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      Thanks Bonnie!! I have a copy of the Vienna Bronze reference book and it's not listed in there. However, to be fair about it, they mostly focus on Franz Bergman and Carl Kauba designs.
    3. buckethead, 2 years ago
      Nice detail on this piece!
    4. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      Thanks buckethead!! Just wish I knew who the maker was.
    5. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 2 years ago
      It is interesting Scott.......not something I have seen before! Hope you can find the maker!
    6. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      Thanks Judy!! I've had no luck in determining the maker yet.
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      Thanks everyone for the loves and for stopping by
      Kevin
      Bonnie
      Roy
      buckethead
      BB2
      fortapache
      Phil
      Judy
      and
      Mike


    8. skivatinitz skivatinitz, 2 years ago
      adore this old austrian small sculptures
    9. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      Thanks skivatinitz!! I love them too, but can't afford to own too many of these:) They can be quite expensive!!
    10. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      Thanks for the loves and for stopping in

      JImam
      Rob
      skivatinitz
      Kyra
      and
      Roy
    11. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      Thanks very much for the loves and for stopping by!!

      ho2cultcha
      Ken
      and
      vintagelamp
    12. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      Thanks Gary!!
    13. Rick55 Rick55, 2 years ago
      I'm with you on this Scott, I've never seen these type of figures in an Austrian cold painted piece before. I'm used to seeing your typical Arab scene. Great find!
    14. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      Rick,
      Thanks! I wish it were a Franz Bergman Arabian scene, especially one with a magic carpet. But, I'll never be able to afford one of those at $$$$.
    15. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      Thanks very much for the loves and for stopping by

      Gary
      Fran
      Mike
      and
      Rick
    16. roddyq roddyq, 2 years ago
      Just the way they are dressed will fit in very well with your doorstop pieces Scotty the detail is very lifelike great scoop!
    17. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      Thanks Roddy!!
      I've really loved this one since the first time I saw it.
    18. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      WF
      and
      SEAN
      Thank you both so very much for the loves and for taking the time to stop by!!!
    19. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 months ago
      Jenni
      Thomas
      and
      Kyra
      Thank you all very much for the loves and for stopping in!!!

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