FRANZ BERGMAN BRONZE SCULPTURE AT JENNMAUR GALLERY  
 
 
  BERGMANN /BERGMAN FOUNDRY 1860 - 1930  
 
Franz Bergman (Gablonz, Austria 1838 -1894) Father
Franz Xaviar Bergman ( Vienna, Austria1865- 1953) Son
Richard Thuss, born in Nuremberg, studied in Vienna, Munich and Nuremberg. Late in life (after 1930)  he lived in Cincinnati untill his death in 1945.  From 1918 to 1930 Thuss was the chief sculptor for the Bergmann Foundry and executed many of the highly prized sculptures that are signed  Nam-Greb, Thuss, or with a B within an urn design (those that were not designed by Franz the elder).
Not all sculptures are signed or marked. Animals, Erotic figures, Orientalist figures, Roman soldiers, western figures, historic personages, sports figures, lamps, desk sets, bell pushes, book-ends, mirrors, smoking related, racist figures and almost every conceivable thought that could be turned into a bronze was cast!
 
     
 
Franz Bergman aka Nam-Greb (Austrian circa 1910) "Viking" Multi polychromed and signed bronze sculpture of a viking and a bear dated 1915 .
Dimensions: Total height 13&1/2 inches.
     
 
   
Franz Bergman (Austrian circa 1880) .Art Nouveau Inkwell with two naked sea nymphs.Bronze Signed B within an urn twice and stamped GESCHUTZT and numbered 5301 also with original ceramic inkwell..
Dimensions Height 7 inches by 9 &3/4 inches wide by 6 inches in depth
     
     
     
 

Franz Xaviar Bergman (Vienna, Austria1865- 1953)  "Just Fur You" The sculpture comes into two versions; one movable version that is not so rare, and the present version which is the very rare and extremely hard to find  mechanical model. By moving the bow in her hair a latch releases the coat - which springs open, revealing a nude lady , conducting the worlds oldest profession. This sculpture (circa 1910) is signed Austria, and is in original working condition and has the original multi-colored polychrome patination. 
Dimensions: Total height 8 &1/2 inches.

     
     
 
Richard Thuss (Austrian, 18** -1945.(aka Franz Xaviar Bergman) The golfer Harry Vardon. The bronze  sculpture is unsigned and was cast by the Argentor foundry, Vienna circa 1918
Dimensions: Total height 11 inches.
     
 
Franz Bergman, (Austrian,Circa 1900) signed Namgreb, coldpainted bronze
Dimensions: 6in high by 5&1/4in long
 
Austrian, Circa 1900 "Sharing a Smoke"coldpainted bronze,possibly by Franz Bergman
Dimensions: 6in high