Today we are delighted to offer for sale a delightful antique Black Americana bronze figurine! This whimsical piece is finely crafted and detailed. This high-quality piece is unsigned but bears a great resemblance to the work of famous Viennese foundry of Franz Bergmann who produced numerous patinated and cold-painted bronze Oriental, erotic and animal figures, the latter often humanized or whimsical, humorous objets d’art.
This figurine depicts a pair of African boys, both wearing striped shorts and one wearing a hat, joyfully playing while barefoot. The figurine has a wonderful original warm time-earned patina. Figure presents beautifully and is in very good antique condition, with very minor wear and patina commensurate with age. Each boy originally held a no-longer-present object in their right hand (perhaps a stick or flag?).
Dimensions: 3-1/2″ in height, 3″ in length, and 1-3/4″ in depth