Tents and other objects cast in bronze to put on your windowsill and make you think you are in the Levant. Austrian. Franz Xaver Bergmann (or Franz Xaver Bergman). Living from 1861 to 1936 he owned a Viennese foundry that produced numerous patinated and cold-painted bronzed figurines.

Table lamp. Late 19th c. Austrian. Cold painted bronze. Makers marks: Signed to the back with the Bergman seal and foundry mark for “Geschutzt”. Image © Sothebys and lotsearch.de. Fair use license. via https://www.lotsearch.de/lot/franz-bergman-late-19th-century-austrian-table-lamp-signed-to-the-back-20967037?perPage=80
Letter box modeled as an Ancient Egyptian carved-stone pylon with a rectangular slot on the top and hinged hieroglyphic facade with a sliding lintel catch enclosing a painted tomb interior with a glazed entrance. Base with palm trees, Arab men on camel-back and a sarcophagus. Early 20th c. Cast bronze. Austrian. Maker’s mark and foundry mark “Geschutzt” to the reverse. Image © John Moran Auctioneers. Fair use license. via https://www.pinterest.fr/pin/327566572897859988/
Figurine table lamp depicting an Arab man and his servant in front of a tent with rifles and daggers laid on a carpet and window sill behind them with a minaret behind. ca. 1890-1900. Austrian. Cast bronze. Makers marks: Impresed “B”, mark for the Bergmann firm on the back. Impressed mark for “Seng” which is probably the modeler’s name. Image © 1stdibs.com, Inc. 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/lighting/table-lamps/vienna-bronze-table-lamp-vintage-franz-bergman-smoking-arab-man-circa-1890/id-f_1316500/

Leave a Reply