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A pair of bronze miniature Borzoi dogs

A pair of bronze miniature Borzoi dogs




Sitting Dog: 10.6 x 6.8 x 4.6cm

Standing Dog: 10.2 x 12 x 4.8cm

about 1900

Austria, Vienna



  • Description

    Exceptional and rare pair of Vienna bronze Borzoi Dogs, one standing and one sitting. Both are wearing a leash with a token. The Borzoi is known as the Russian Tsar dog, related to the wolf family.


    The pair has a beautiful patina, very nicely cast and detailed chisseled. The quality is high, especially due to the cold-painted technique. This technique refers to the bronzes that have been casted in Vienna and afterwards were very delicately decorated in several layers with gold-dust. As the color was not heated it is called cold-painted. The know-how for this kind of paint has been lost. 

  • Foundry

    FOUNDRY FRANZ BERGMANN (1861-Austria-1936)


    The Bergmann foundry employed many anonymous sculptors, mostly on a temporary base.


    The sitting dog has a number at the bottom: 0676.

  • provenance

    Private Collection The Netherlands,
    Acquired 2001 at Sotheby's Auction Amsterdam

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