A great Vienna or Wiener
Bronze cast in the traditional lost wax technique (cire perdue).
With a fine patina.
Here we have a
figurine depicting Walter von Stolzing, a character from the Wagner
opera 'Die Meistersinger', a great example of Austrian bronze
Die Meistersinger von
Nürnberg (The Mastersingers
of Nuremberg) is an opera in three acts, written and composed by Richard
Wagner. It is one of the most popular operas in the repertory, and is among the
longest still commonly performed today, usually taking around four and a half
The story takes place in Nuremberg during the middle of
the 16th century and revolves around the real-life guild of Meistersinger
(Master Singers), an association of amateur poets and musicians, mostly from
the middle class and often master craftsmen in their main professions.
Walther von Stolzing is
a knight from Franconia who is already in love with Eva (see my other bronze in
the opera section), determines to enter the St. John's Feast Day (Midsummer's
Day) song contest, but his song is too radical, and he fails in his attempt to
become a Mastersinger. In the Third Act, the cobbler Hans Sachs helps Walther
to compose a Mastersong with which Walther ultimately defeats his rival
Beckmesser and wins Eva.
ca. 2 1/2 " (6 cm) tall
FBW, the Bermann foundry mark
We discontinue this line and all Bermann bronzes are discounted. This is the
last item of this character we have in our inventory. It will not be restocked.