Franz Xavier Bergman, 1861 – 1936, is the most famous of the Viennese ‘cold painted bronze’ artists. Recognised for his great attention to detail and use of wonderfully vibrant colours, works from Bergman’s foundry are highly prized today by collectors worldwide.
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ART DECO AND ART NOUVEAU SCULPTURE & GLASS
Established in 1936, Hickmet Fine Arts is an international family run business and one of the world’s most important dealers in original Art Deco and Art Nouveau Antique Sculpture and Art Glass. David Hickmet is recognised as a leading authority in these fields and serves on the vetting committees for important Antiques Fairs throughout the UK.
Our expertise in the acquisition of original, authentic and high-quality sculpture and glass has allowed us to develop long-term relationships with many discerning clients including private collectors, trade buyers, museums and interior designers worldwide. Presenting the finest quality Antique Sculpture including Art Deco and Art Nouveau figures by Chiparus, Preiss, Villanis and Moreau complemented with Animalier bronzes by Barye, Bonheur and Mene with an exquisite selection of Art Glass from Lalique, Daum, Gallé and Loetz… we pride ourselves on our integrity and approachable manner and are always happy to discuss our pieces and to pass on our expertise.
'Scarf Dancer is the perfect addition to our 1930's home. You arranged the fastest delivery and best communication all through our transaction. I can highly recommend David for his knowledge and professionalism.'
Jonathan Poole, London
'I am delighted with the figurine. It arrived within 48 hours and Brexit did not get in the way! Your service is impeccable and you have the best choice of Art Deco Sculptures in the world. I will definitely buy from you again.
'The three Daum vases have arrived safely and promptly and we are delighted with all of them. The packing was excellent and we had no probelms with customs. We'll be back.'
Georges and Monique Cousteau, France
'I wanted to let you know that “The Fencer” arrived today and I couldn’t be more pleased with my purchase; she is stunning. Thank you once again for a smooth and expedient transaction. I will definitely be a customer of yours in the future.'
M Wallace - U S A
I would just like to say thank you for the Barye fawn. So pleased to have secured it. Its under the tree at the moment. Will be a joy to unwrap it and place it somewhere. In our world of madness this is a piece of love and beauty.
Tim Thurlow, West Midlands
“Many thanks for the Certificate for the Lorenzl figure – I am very happy with the lovely lady – she is backed by a large mirror so I have two wonderful views. I was very pleased to meet you again at the recent fair and will look forward to the next time”
Mr. P Jagger - Coventry
“I have just got home and unpacked the Gallé vase, it is even more beautiful than I thought, thank you for giving me the confidence to buy this piece of history”
Lawrence Oakley, Oldham
“Definitely the best choice of Art Deco sculpture we have ever seen – simply brilliant!”
Mr/s Steven Price, Cardiff
Stag arrived safe and sound - very pleased looks great, thanks once again for your help and reliability ( second to none ). Hope to be in touch in the near future
John Hall, Staffordshire
“You have given me an understanding, an appreciation and a trust in buying antiques”
Mrs Penny Carson, Manchester
“Your selection and quality of stock is the best I have found anywhere in the world.”
Steve Cummings, New Zealand
“I’m always impressed with the service I find when I visit your stand and now I will be a returning client.”
M Mikhalev, Moscow, Russia
'Many thanks for your letter and Valuation Certificate that arrived safely with me today. I am enjoying the Lorenzl figure immensely!'
M Watts - UK
The vase arrived safely and now sits on proud display. I’m very pleased with it. This has been a very positive first experience - I’m sure it will not be our only business together.
Mr Ferris - UK
The Kneeling Beauty has arrived, and she really is beautiful. Many thanks for a great service David.
Mr Cairney - UK