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Lot 0135

Description

Bronze cold painted Egyptian Sphinx opens to reveal gold nude figure, by artist Franz Bergman (1861 - 1936 Austria). Noted for his detailed and colorful work, and signed with a 'B' in an urn-shaped cartouche to disguise his identity on erotic works. Dimensions Closed: 3.73 in. H x 2 in. W x 4.875 in. D, Open: 3 in. H x 6.5 in. W x 4.875 in. D.

Condition

Left side of the opening mechanism does not hold firmly. All four corners of marble base are chipped with right rear corner being significantly larger. Golden lady figure shows wear on both shoulders and left leg. The Sphinx inner part shows abrasions where it makes contact with the Figure. Property from a Southern California estate.

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Franz Bergman Erotic Bronze Nude Egyptian Sphinx

Estimate $1,200 - $1,500Sep 06, 2018
Starting Price $600
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