Antique Bronze Elephant Sculpture Marble Bowl c.1920
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This antique bronze sculpture of an elephant show a distinguished old elephant with amazing tusks set on an attract marble bowl as a base.
Dating from around 1920, this lovely item can be used as a bowl, ashtray or depository for keys.
The elephant has been cast using the ‘lost wax’ method.
This antique bronze sculpture is offered for sale in excellent condition. Please see the photographs to confirm this for yourself.
More About The ‘Lost Wax’ Method of Bronze Statue Casting
Exploited by most societies almost everywhere in the world, bronze sculptures have been fashioned by this technique since at least the 3rd millennium BCE.
The method uses a wax model of the item to be cast, which is covered in plaster or clay to create a mold. The wax is heated and drained off once the mold is set. If a hollow bronze statue is required then the wax model is constructed around a heat proof core. Molten bronze is poured into the mold and left to set. Once the metal has cooled completely, the mold is broken open to expose the bronze statue inside.
More Information and Viewing the Item
With regards to antique bronze statues of this quality it is always better to see them in person. However we recognize that this is not always feasible.
You are encouraged to email us or call us by using the contact details shown above with any points you might have about this delightful antique bronze sculpture of an elephant. We would also be pleased 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 appointment, quoting our reference as indicated above so we know which of our many bronze items you are alluding to.
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Shipping, Delivery and Return
You are looking at first-class antique bronze sculpture which needs to be carefully packed and shipped to its final destination - your home or other location. We can pack and ship bronze sculptures to pretty much any location internationally, but we ask that you kindly call or email for a shipping estimate before making a purchase so that we can fully discuss your requirements.
We ship to any mainland UK address absolutely free. If you are not pleased with this piece we offer a 14-day money back guarantee in accordance with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be responsible for the return shipping fees for this antique bronze sculpture of an elephant, unless we have erroneously described it in some substantial way and you do not receive what you were expecting. You must return the item in its original packaging and condition.
You are also responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that fall due outside the European Union.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 19.5 x Width 28 x Depth 28 & Weight 7.5 kg
Dimensions in inches:
Height 8 inches x Width 11 inches x Depth 11 inches & Weight 16.5 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.
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Our reference: 05632
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