Austrian bronze horse
1690/18: BERGMANN: a good large and well cast "Vienna" BRONZE HORSE in excellent condition and retaining virtually all of its original paintwork. Complete with its full set of reins, saddle and pair of stirrups, this 'Hunter' stands alert and ready for action! The Bergmann trademark ("B" in an urn) is stamped underneath; the number 3125 and the word "Geschutzt" (Copyright). 9ins wide; 7.5ins high. * Franz Xaver Bergman (born 1861) was the owner of the most famous foundry in Vienna which produced finely cast and beautifully painted bronze figures, especially animals. Noted for the realism in the finished product, created by multiple applications of "dust" paint, the recipe for which is now lost. The foundry finally closed in 1930 due to the Depression.
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