Weiner Bronzen pertains to the company that Fritz Bermann acquired by descent. His father Matthias had achieved recognition and acclaim. Fritz continued the process with expertise. However, items marked FBW for Fritz Bermann Wien were made after 1927 when he acquired the company. Therefore while his bronze sculptures were excellent, they are not yet "Antique." Certainly collectible and usually well-detailed. When the cold-painted process is not damaged with chips and rubs and discolation, the piece is more valable both for purchase and collection. This piece that I offer fits my standards for "Excellent Condition." (More about Fritz Bermann and Wiener Bronzen at the end of the listing). This piece could be used as a very special paperweight.
Country of Origin: Austria.
Manufacturer: Wiener Bronzen.
Medium: Cold-Painted Bronze.
Marks: Incised Circle with FBW (for"Fritz Bermann Wien)
Size: Approximately 1 1/2 inches tall; 3 5/8 inches long; 2 1/2 inches deep.
Circa: Post 1927. Est. 1930s.
A bit about Wiener Bronzen:
BERMANN Mathias founded the manufactory in the year 1850 in Hernals near Vienna at his own home in Veronikagasse 16. He began with the production of metal decoration for pipes and started to mold, chase and to color animal figures made of bronze.
During the World Exhibition in the year 1873 a certificate of recognition for his products was given to him.(by the Austrian government)
BERMANN Franz expanded the production by Art Nouveau objects, seals and Parforce groups.
BERMANN Fritz, graduated at the Vienna Art Polytechnic Institute and took over the company in 1927. He had innumerable models being created in cooperation with Viennese sculptors and modellers. Under his management there were also produced lighting accessories.
After Fritz Bermann´s death in the year 1967, his wife Herta Bermann continued his work and had an art foundry being constructed in the backyard.
In the year 1984 she made her first license agreement with company Warne from London to add the world-known Beatrix Potter figurines to her production. Rider figurines of the famous Spanish Horse Riding School in Vienna (Lipizzaner - horses) were made as well as the famous animal bands were called into life.
(Thanks to the Wiener Bronzen website)
We have done quite a bit of price research, and have priced this well below what we have found in comparables.
When buying more than one item, we combine shipping. We also try to further discount orders for multiple items.
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