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Rarest Antique Vienna Bronze Erotica Bergman Cherub Satyr Nymph Mechanical Box

Price: $19,600
  • Item No: 76412

Extremely rare antique Vienna bronze mechanical erotica cherub jewelry box. When you lift the box top up you see the inside of a bronze jewelry box. When you pull the little button on the front of the box and push the cherub's head back it opens to reveal a beautiful polychrome satyr and nymph about to make love. This is one of the rarest Bergman bronzes, there are only 3 to 5 known examples of this model. It is signed Namgreb and also has the Bergman Foundry stamp behind the cherub on the base the cherub sits on. At first glance, you see a very sweet and beautiful seated cherub with his arrow in hand. It's only when you pull the secret button and lift the box top back that you see the added surprise of the beautiful polychrome bronze lady and satyr. The box measures 6-1/4 inches wide, 3-1/4 inches deep and 5-1/2 inches high to the top of the cherub's head. Weight 4.25 lbs. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire the rarest erotica Vienna Bronze made by Bergman circa 1895. Excellent condition. Guaranteed to please the most particular collector or connoisseur. This bronze is lacking in every major Vienna Bronze collection we have seen in the last 50 years except for one. It was not illustrated in Joe Zobels important book on Antique Vienna Bronzes. This one and another example we have are now offered to the world . One was found in South America 10 years ago. I have travelled around the world more than 20 times searching for high quality antique bronzes. Have also exhibited several hundred times at the top antique shows in the U.S. and have never seen any other examples of this rarity for sale. This is the ultimate example of a Bergman Erotica antique Vienna Bronze worthy of the finest collection.