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    Posted 2 months ago

    jscott0363
    (670 items)

    Hello everyone!!
    I found this treasure while off during Thanksgiving holiday. It's an antique cold painted bronze tiger on the prowl. It's was most likely made by Franz Bergman in Austria sometime around the 1890's. Though unmarked, it was common in the late 1800's for Bergman not to put a hallmark on his pieces, that mostly began in the early 1900's. This one was incredibly dirty when I got her and the colors never showed up until I cleaned her and gave a couple coats of transparent wax to protect the finish from deteriorating any further.

    She's lost her stripes during her 120 plus years of life, but still a beautiful specimen. The detail that was put into this piece is just remarkable. The teeth are even finely detailed. I can only imagine how regal this piece looked when it was first produced. This one measures 5 3/8" long, 1 1/2" tall and weighs 11.5oz.

    Thanks to you all for stopping in for a look!!
    Scott

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    1. dav2no1 dav2no1, 2 months ago
      S ott...cool..nice find. I posted one while you were on hiatus. Mine is not as cool as yours..

      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/310185-cast-iron-tiger
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      Thanks Dave!!! You should see what this fellow looked like when I found him. His colors did not show at all. Took quite a bit of cleaning to get him looking this good.
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      Vynil
      and
      Dave
      Thank you both a million times over for the loves , awesome comment and for stopping in!! Much appreciated my friends!
    4. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 2 months ago
      The ultimate smaller one, gorgeous !~
    5. Newfld Newfld, 2 months ago
      Fantastic antique bronze tiger, so fierce with that super roaring face
    6. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      Phil,
      Thanks very much!! I feel very fortunate to have been the lucky one to find this.
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      Jenni,
      Thank you!! A fierce one indeed! I only wish it didn't have so much paint loss. And if it were the 9" long version ($$$$) I'd be extremely happy:)
    8. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      Phil,
      BHIFOS,
      Reise,
      Jenni
      and
      Cokeman
      Thank you all so very much for the loves, wonderful comments and for stopping in!!! Always greatly appreciated!
    9. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 2 months ago
      wonderful such a well done sculpture
    10. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      kivatintz,
      Thanks!! All of Bergman’s sculptures were impeccably detailed. Just another fine example of the work that Bergman did!
    11. inky inky, 2 months ago
      Love him..
    12. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      Thank you Penny!!! He's one of my favorite bronze pieces.
    13. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      kivatinitz,
      Stuff,
      Kevin,
      ho2cultcha,
      Blammoammo,
      BB2,
      sherrilou,
      vcal,
      Penny,
      Searching1,
      Thomas
      and
      Michael,
      Thank you all so very much for the loves, comments and for stopping by! Always GREATLY appreciated!!
    14. Vynil33rpm Vynil33rpm, 2 months ago
      Already hit the love button but didn’t mention
      this is my favorite of the recent postings
    15. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      Thanks very much Vynil!! It's one of my favorite finds lately!!
    16. kyratango kyratango, 2 months ago
      GRRREAT find, Scott! Superb piece :-D
    17. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      Kyra,
      Thanks so very much!! It was sold to me as a vintage cast iron tiger, but I knew immediately what it was and snagged it for $30.oo USD!!!!!!
    18. jscott0363 jscott0363, 1 month ago
      Kyra,
      modfather,
      Cokeman
      and
      hotairfan
      Thank you all so very much for the loves, comments and for stopping in!!!
    19. jscott0363 jscott0363, 10 days ago
      Pheobe,
      Thanks so very much for the love and for stopping by!!

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