Franz Bergman was an Austrian entrepreneur best known for his Viennese foundry which produced many patina and cold-painted bronze sculptures of erotic figures, animals, Orientalist scenes, and mythological creatures. Bergman is often misidentified as a sculptor but it is well known that he himself was not the original artist for the works rather, he hired many anonymous sculptors to execute his ideas. He signed many of the erotic works produced by his foundry with the pseudonym Nam Greb so as to conceal his name from the authorities and avoid penalties for immorality. Born in 1861 in Vienna Austria he initially inherited a bronze factory from his father and later opened his own foundry. Bergman died in 1936 in Vienna Austria what you are viewing is two very rare variation French attire elegant women statues these are not found on todays market.
The women are not only elegant but one of them may even be a High Ranking Military Officer? This is very rare considering in this time or era even though not impossible to be High Ranking women mainly serviced the military as Red Cross Nurses. The Bicorne Cocked Hat is the reason i have stated this the other wears a Elegant French Top Hat even more indication of French Nature if you google Franz Bergman Statues his Elegant Erotic, arab, mammals or creature Statues will mainly show. But Note any bronze linked in French Nature for example the well known statue of an elegant Un-Nude women Walking Two Dogs titled "DOMPTEUSE" a French word meaning Female Animal Trainer is Highly Valued.
There are seemingly only a few French Influenced works that have even appeared on the market period these Statues are a blend between Erotic and Conservative. Their Highly Detailed clothing Flashy High Heels ect put them right at erotic just with out to much skin showing awhile Posing in very Bold but Formal Positions. There are open areas between the hands of the Statue wearing the Bicorne Hat maybe for a flag or weapon? There really is no telling Franz Bergman is well known for his add on's that mount onto his Statues. Another rarity of these Works are the fact of the Double-Signing this is also found on many of his well sought after pieces depicted is a Mark on each Statue body wise and underneath the Bottom Platform.
If you are wondering why only one underside is depicted in photo's this is because they are exactly the same under side and we wanted to include more pictures of the overall statues condition only 12 photos are allowed. They are ment to be a SET therefore Numbers "4133", Geschutzt along with the Branded "B" inside a Two Handled Vase are once again Exactly the SAME on BOTH Statues. Have you noticed the Glasses on one of the Statues or Maybe how Bergman has positioned Her in a way to look as if she can Fly Very Surreal i'm sure with meaning we were able to locate a few with Similar positioning However the Tilt or Lean were no where near this ones. These Statues are More than likely of his Earlier Works they do have dust, scratches some scattered others bunched and they may or may not require Touch-Up it is all depending on the collector. They are Tightly Fastened to their bases As you can see by the Main Photo depicting them side by side they look good and would make for great Discussion Pieces when company comes to the home or business.
One must also keep in mind the scarceness In Variation when it comes to these Lovely French Women finding others like these will be almost impossible. The measurements are as follows H- 7" x W- 3" another nice additive is the fact of depending on how they are facing each other it gives a Prime Example of Two Statue Interacting In Real Life Effect Amazing Indeed. The item "Old Antique Franz Bergman Cold Painted Bronze Statues Signed Rare" is in sale since Saturday, October 12, 2019. This item is in the category "Art\Art Sculptures".The seller is "arterature_gallery" and is located in Lawrenceville, Georgia. This item can be shipped worldwide.