The Fine Sale | 22 November 2017
An Austrian cold painted bronze model of a game bird, circa 1900
Sold for £1800
An Austrian cold painted bronze model of a game bird, circa 1900, in the manner of Franz Bergman, depicted standing, its head aloft, on a moulded oblong wooden base,
Height of figure: 23.5cm
Height of figure and base: 26.5cm
The bronze is stamped to the underside of the tail feathers with the 'B' inside an urn, for the Bergman manufactory, and we have no reason to doubt its authenticity.
The paint appears to be original.
It is difficult to state catagorically that the base is original, but it clearly 'has age', and since there are fixing screws extending beneath the birds feet, it was clearly always designed to have a base, and so we would presume that the base probably is original.
Wednesday 22 November 2017, 10.00am
Sunday 19 November
10am - 2pm
Monday 20 November
9am - 5.30pm
Tuesday 21 November
9.00am - 4.30pm
Day of sale from 8.30am