19th Century Franz Bergman Austrian Cold-Painted Orientalist Bronze of Carpet Seller.v** SOLD ARCHIVES **v
A gorgeous Austrian cold-painted bronze sculpture of an Orientalist carpet seller displaying one of his carpets by Franz Bergman (1834-1894).
The carpet is very colourful and vibrant with the original cold painting. The figure is of a carpet seller holding his carpet up for display for sale.
The sculpture measures 7 1/4 inches wide X 7 inches tall X 6 inches long.
It is signed on the bottom “Geschutzt” with a large letter “B (for Franz Bergman)” in a jug shape and the numbers “3913”.
The word “Geschutzt” means “legally protected like a patent”.
There is some slight wear of paint on the face of the carpet seller but, overall, it is in excellent condition for its age – circa 1880.