Pair Bronze Chinese Warriors
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This pair of oriental bronze statuettes of Chinese warriors date from the last quarter of the 20th century and have been made using the traditional ‘lost wax’ technique.
These wonderful bronze statuettes have Mandarin inscriptions on each base. There is a lot of intricate detailing which demonstrates the excellent craftsmanship and attention to detail that has gone into the making of this lovely pair of bronze statuettes.
The pair are in excellent condition which can be confirmed by looking at the photographs.
Additional Information About The ‘Lost Wax’ Technique of Bronze Statuette Casting
Exploited by most societies around the world, bronze statuettes have been produced by this means ever since 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 dry. If a hollow bronze statuette is called for then the wax model is built around a heat proof core. Molten bronze is put into the mold and left to dry. Once the metal has cooled completely, the mold is broken open to present the bronze statuette within.
More Information and Viewing Arrangements
When it comes to bronze statuettes of this standard it is usually better to view them in person. Nonetheless we recognize that this is not always possible as many of our customers live outside of the UK.
You are invited to email us or call us using the contact information indicated above with any queries you might have about this wonderful pair of bronze statuettes of Chinese warriors. We would also be delighted to arrange 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.
Our warehouse and saleroom is open from 10am to 5pm every weekday and also on occasional Saturdays - please contact us first before making a journey on a Saturday to make certain that we are available on your chosen day.
Shipping, Delivery and Return
You're looking at high-quality bronze statuettes which need careful packing and shipping to their final location - your home or other location. We can pack and ship bronze statuettes to almost any locale globally, but we ask that you please call or email for a shipping estimate before making a purchase these objects so that we can fully discuss your needs.
We ship to any mainland UK location absolutely 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 statuettes of Chinese warriors, unless we have inaccurately described them in some substantial way and you do not receive what you were expecting. 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 34 x Width 15 x Depth 15 & Weight 4 kg
Height 42 x Width 15 x Depth 15 & Weight 4.5 kg
Dimensions in inches:
Height 1 foot, 1 inch x Width 6 inches x Depth 6 inches & Weight 8.8 lbs
Height 1 foot, 4 inches x Width 6 inches x Depth 6 inches & Weight 9.9 lbs
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: 04212
Please feel free to email or call us (+44 20 8809 9605) to arrange a viewing in our North London warehouse.