Antique Austrian Bronze Galleon Lamp Franz Bergman


Signed Namgreb (Franz Xavier Bergman)

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    From our Decorative collection, we are delighted to offer this rare Austrian Cold Painted Bronze Galleon Lamp by Franz Bergman. The Bronze cast as a large galleon ship with large sails raised upon flowing seas and a portor marble plinth base. The galleon is beautifully detailed with ropes and netting tied around the masts. To the rear of the ship the living quarters are decorated with coloured glass windows surmounted by the captains deck with wheel. The Bronze cold painted externally with polychrome colours and mounted inside with electrics and a bulb fitting which has been fitted to UK standard and PAT tested. The Galleon ship dates to the late 19th century circa 1895.

    Franz Xavier Bergman (1861-1936) was the owner of a Viennese foundry who produced numerous patinated and cold-painted bronzes with a range of subjects such as oriental, erotic, and animal figures. He was probably the most famous Austrian bronze foundry who is widely recognised for smaller cold painted bronzes with an extremely good attention to detail. Signed often with a ‘B’, Bergman and/or Namgreb (Bergman Backwards) and often with a registration mark.

    Galleon a large sailing ship with three or four masts used both in trade and war from the 15th to the 18th centuries.

    Bronze an alloy consisting primarily of copper with approximately 12–12.5% tin and often with the addition of other metals (including aluminium, manganese, nickel, or zinc) and sometimes non-metals, such as phosphorus, or metalloids such as arsenic or silicon depending on the age of the bronze and its origin. The additions of other metals produce a range of alloys that are usually harder than copper alone and carry useful properties such as strength. The earliest known use of bronze dates to the 5th millennium BCE from Iranian plateau, the bronze mix consists of arsenical copper and copper-arsenide. The earliest tin-copper-alloy recovered is dated to circa 4650 BCE and was found in Plocnik, Serbia. It is believed to have been smelted from a natural tin-copper ore.

    Cold-painted Bronze refer to sculptures produced in Vienna finished using layers of unfired “dust paint” otherwise known as polychrome paint (multi coloured).

    Antique a collectable object such as a piece of furniture or work of art that has a high value because of its age and quality. Objects of this nature are generally considered antique at 100 plus years of age.

    Measurements 54cm High x 45cm Long x 14cm Wide (21.26 x 17.7 x 5.5 Inches)

    Condition Very Good

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