Posted 2 years ago
I was in the right place at the right time when I got this one. It's a Franz Bergman bronze Orientalist praying on a rug. This one is my crown jewel of Vienna bronze pieces. Check out the impressive detailing. His facial details, his hands, feet, shoes, walking stick and the colorfully painted rug. This one was cast around 1900, possibly earlier. It was cast in a couple of different sizes, a small and a large. This one is the larger size and measures 5 1/4" tall, 4" wide and 5 5/8" long. And, as you can see in pic #4, it is signed with the famous Bergman "B" in an urn. Though it has a bit of paint loss, it really doesn't take away from it's value. I was extremely lucky and won this in an auction for less than $150. The link below shows where an identical Bergman bronze sold.
This one was extremely dirty when I got it. I cleaned it, but please forgive the dirt that I missed. Didn't notice it until I carefully looked at the photos. I've since finished cleaning this fine piece and keep it in my display cabinet to protect it.
Thank you all very much for stopping in for a look!