Small bronze figures, made in Vienna, Austria, beginning around 1850, are well known for their great detail and expressiveness. They were produced in small factories and private artist studios in the forms of animals and humans, and were exported to sell in New York, London, and Paris. Depicted here in over 650 brilliant color photos are cast bronze birds, camels, cats, dogs, horses, bears, bulls, reptiles, and rodents as well as humans figures from around the globe and many professions. Figures integrated into lamps are also displayed.
The informative text highlights major artists and firms that produced Vienna bronze figures, and values are included in the captions. Antique and figurine collectors will find much pertinent information in this new study.
Joseph Zobel has been collecting and professionally dealing in Vienna bronzes for over forty years in New York state.