Arabian SoldierArtist: Franz Xavier Bergman Origin: Austrian h: 8.25 in. x w: 3.5 in. x 3.5 in. Year: circa 1900
An Austrian stone, bronze & polychromed animal bronze by, Franz Bergman of a "European Green Lizard" (Lacerta viridis) with blue spots a top a natural stone base. The bronze lizard is signed on the underside with the Bergman Foundry cartouche.
A similar model is photographed in "Antique Vienna Bronzes" by, Joseph Zwobel; Schiffer Publishing Ltd. ©2008 pg.11-12