Large antique Viennese cold-painted bronze lamp of a princess by Bergman

GBP 12,000.00

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Object Description

Large antique Viennese cold-painted bronze lamp of a princess by Bergman
Austrian, c. 1910
Height 42cm, width 24cm, depth 13cm

Crafted by the renowned Franz Xaver Bergman (1861-1936) using the very complex and lost technique of cold-painting, this bronze sculptural lamp depicts an interesting scene.

A princess is reclining atop a chaise lounge while a young Arab boy is standing with a fan in one hand next to her. Her musical instrument lies on top of the polychrome rug on which she is lying. Both figures are dressed in typical Orientalist-style clothing, with shades of gold, green and red predominating.

Covering the protagonists is a canopy, its design inspired by Islamic architecture. It features several pierced arabesque decorations through which the light can shine. Surmounting the canopy is a crescent moon, a significant symbol of Islam. Two twisted pillars support the canopy as well as the richly patterned rug that hangs from it. A palm tree plant adds greenery to the scene.

The lamp is stamped with a ‘B’ in an urn-shaped cartouche, ‘Nam Greb’ as well as ‘MADE IN AUSTRIA’.

Of an eye-catching design, this figurative lamp would be a superb home décor addition.

Object Literature

A very similar example is featured in Joseph Zobel, Antique Vienna Bronzes, page 197.

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