Bergman Cold-Painted Bronze Dog Set, late 19th or early 20th century

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This is a very rare cold painted Viennese Bronze cast in the traditional lost wax technique (called "cire perdue") by Franz Bergman, the renowned workshop that created high-quality bronze sculptures and artworks. The polychrome painting is called "cold painted" because it was not fired.
Pieces are marked with the Bergman logo (B in the urn) and AUSTRIA. King size approximately 3.5".

Franz Bergman (1838–1894) was a professional chaser from Gablonz who came to Vienna and founded a small bronze factory in 1860. His son Franz Xaver Bergman (1861–1936) inherited the Company and opened a new foundry in 1900.