Antique bronze Orientalist sculpture lamp by Franz Xaver Bergman
Austrian, c. 1910
Height 47cm, width 20cm, depth 20cm
This fine bronze lamp is modelled in the Orientalist manner that prevailed in Vienna during the early twentieth century. The lamp is by Bergman, perhaps the leading producer of this type of work, and is crafted from cold-painted bronze. The lamp is modelled as a figure gathering his prayer rug beneath a suspended lamp. The bronze throughout is intricately modelled, and the cold painting is especially bright and vibrant. The underside of the lamp is marked ‘B’ for Bergman.