Wiener Bronze. 'Kupferberg Gold' bottle with signet, c1920. Mechanical erotic bronze. H. 12.5 cm. Nude female figure as signet inside. Marked: KUPFERBERG GOLD, Chr. Adt. Kupferberg. Mainz. GEGRÜNDET 1850.
A Swiss gold, enamel, and turquoise-set automaton "oracle" vignette, probably Geneva, circa 1820 the bottom opening to reveal a mechanical gilt Cupid in a painted landscape with flap lifting to show "un vrai ami" and other phrases when a question is inserted in the drawer. apparently unmarked.
Franz Xaver Bergmann, Vienna. Erotica, c1900. Owl sitting on a book. When button is pushed, owl opens to reveal a naked woman inside. H. 8.2 cm. Bronze, auburn and gold patina in places. Marked: Founder's mark Nam Greb (faint). | SOLD 2,400 EUR, May 19, 2015
Franz Bergman erotic metamorphic cold-painted bronze nude, Austria, late 19th / early 20th century, the seated Egyptian statue opens to reveal a nude woman seated on a pedestal, incised "Nam Greb" to base behind locking mechanism and with impressed "B" within a vasiform mark to back of pedestal, ht. 5 3/8 in. | SOLD $3,690 Skinner Auction
BLIND MAN'S BLUFF AN GOLD ENAMEL AND PEARL TWO COMPARTMENT AUTOMATON SNUFF BOX FOR THE CHINESE MARKET THE AUTOMATON WORK PROBABLY BY PIGUET AND CAPT, CIRCA 1805 • rectangular, the top centered by a panel enameled in rich colors with a youth teasing a blindfolded girl, split pearl borders above a chased gold winged putto head flanked by swags and further set with pearls opening to the snuff compartment • the upper arch hinged cover applied with a figure of a chased gold cupid in a shell…
Austrian erotic metamorphic cold-painted bronze nude, late 19th / early 20th century, the upright Egyptian sarcophagus opening to reveal a nude woman, bearing incised "Nam Greb" and impressed "B" within a vasiform mark for Franz Bergman, base stamped "AUSTRIA" and "GESCHUTZT," ht. 8 1/2 in. | SOLD $3,240 Skinner Auction
Paul Philippe. Tall 'Russian Dancer', 1920s. H. 50 cm (incl. base). Bronze, dark patina, face, décolletage and arms of carved ivory. Auburn marble base. Plinth marked: Philippe. Base marked: P. Philippe.