Pair of Art Deco Style Large Bronze Dogs
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Here we have a very impressive pair of bronze dog statues fashioned in the timeless Art Deco style showing them sitting attentively waiting for the command of their master.
Dating from the last quarter of the 20th century these fine pieces show a workmanship second-to-none and would make superb display pieces either indoors on either side of a fireplace or outdoors in a garden.
They have been cast using the traditional ‘lost wax’ also known as the ‘cire-perdue’ method.
These bronze dog statues are in excellent condition as can be seen from the photographs.
Additional Information About The ‘Lost Wax’ Method of Bronze Statue Casting
Used by most cultures all around the world, bronze sculptures have been fashioned by this method since at least the 3rd millennium BCE.
The technique makes use of a wax model of the piece to be cast, which is coated in plaster or clay to create a mold. The wax is warmed up and drained off once the mold is set. If a hollow bronze statue is called for then the wax model is fabricated around a heat proof kernel. Molten bronze is put into the mold and left to dry. Once the metal has cooled enough, the mold is broken open to expose the bronze statue within.
Art Deco or Deco
Art Deco is an important aesthetic arts design style that first made an appearance in France in the 1920s, and blossomed throughout the world during the 30s and 40s.
It is an eclectic design that mixes traditional craft motifs with Machine Age imagery and materials. The style is often distinguished by vibrant colours, bold geometric shapes, and extravagant ornamentation.
Deco appeared from the Interwar period when rapid industrialization was transforming culture. One of its major attributes is an embrace of technology. This distinguishes Deco from the organic themes favored by its precursor Art Nouveau.
Historian Bevis Hillier outlined Art Deco as "an assertively modern style... [that] ran to symmetry rather than asymmetry, and to the rectilinear rather than the curvilinear; it responded to the demands of the machine and of new material... [and] the requirements of mass production".
During its heyday Art Deco exemplified glamour, luxury, exuberance, and faith in social and technological advance.
Getting Additional Information and Viewing the Items
With regards to bronze dog statues of this excellence it is always better to view them in person. However we appreciate that this is not always possible.
You are invited to email us or call us using the contact information indicated above with any questions you might have about this superb pair of bronze dog statues. We would also be delighted to setup a viewing of this and our various other bronzes at our North London warehouse and showroom. Please email us or call for an meeting, quoting our reference as indicated above so we know which of our many bronze statuettes you are alluding to.
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Shipping, Delivery and Return
You are considering fine bronze dog statues which need to have careful packing and shipping to their final destination - your house or other venue. We can pack and ship bronze statues to pretty much any location worldwide, but we request that you please call or email for a shipping quotation before making a purchase of these pieces so that we can fully discuss your requirements.
We ship to any mainland UK address cost free. If you are not satisfied with these pieces we offer a 14-day money back guarantee in compliance with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be responsible for the return shipping fees for these bronze dog statues, unless we have incorrectly described them in some material way and you do not get what you were anticipating. You must return the items in their original packaging and condition.
You are also liable for any customs duties or local taxes that fall due outside the European Union.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 77 x Width 26 x Depth 26 & Weight 9.7 kg - Each
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 6 inches x Width 10 inches x Depth 10 inches & Weight 21.4 lbs - Each
Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)
was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.
While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.
Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.
The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).
is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.
The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.
It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.
Our reference: 01828