Lot 162
after Franz Bergmann (Austrian, 1861-1936), Bronze Frog with Balloons
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
1950s, a frog is depicted with four balloons in hand, charming details are seen in the balloon with a face and the features of the high-stepping frog, stamped "AUSTRIA" other marks indistinct, possibly a stamp in the form of a jug.

5 1/2 in.

Private Collection, Sea Island, Georgia

A similar example was found in the former sample stock of the Bergmann factory in Vienna. The Bronze ‘Frog with Balloons’ was originally created by the Austrian sculptor Franz Xaver Bergmann. The term ‘Vienna Bronze’ refers to very fine cast bronzes from the period of around 1880 to 1930.

Erosion of surfaces between balloons and proper right forearm of frog.