Bronze Three Tier Neo-Classical Free Standing or Pond Garden Fountain
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This very large bespoke bronze outdoor water fountain has been cast from solid bronze and is sculpted in the Neoclassical style.
This fabulous bronze outdoor water fountain has three tiers: the water flows from the top tier through a central nozzle into and over the second tier which is supported by a pair of cherubs and then finally flows into the third tier supported by four extended wing swans on a shaped base.
It is free standing and is decorated with shaped fluting and shell motifs in high relief. With fabulous intricate detailing, this solid bronze outdoor water fountain can either be used stand-alone or as a gorgeous centrepiece in a pond.
Cast from solid bronze by the lost wax (cire perdu) method also known as investment casting in more modern times is a way of casting from an original sculpture. It is particularly useful for works of art where intricacy is required.
A mould is made from the original piece to be copied or a model. The inside of this mould is brushed with wax to the thickness that is required of the final bronze cast. The mould is then removed and the wax shell is filled with a heat-resistant material. Wax tubes are inserted to allow for the pouring of the melted bronze and to act as vents to allow the gases that are produced by the process to escape.
The wax shell is then covered in layers of heat resistant plaster and put in a kiln. During this heating the wax runs out of the ducts created by the wax tubes. The plaster mould is then packed in sand and filled with the molten bronze through the ducts filling the space left by the melted wax. When cooled the outer plaster and core are removed leaving the cast bronze sculpture. This method was used to produce this wonderful bronze outdoor water fountain.
As can be seen from the photographs, this bronze outdoor water fountain is in excellent condition.
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Shipping, Delivery and Returns
This is a remarkable article that requires specialized packing and transport to ensure it arrives at your destination in pristine condition. We can transport this bronze outdoor water fountain to almost any locale internationally and we will be happy to manage the packing for you, but kindly do call or email for the shipping quotation first, before selecting this bronze outdoor water fountain so we can satisfy your delivery requests. We ship free of charge to any mainland UK destination.
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You are also responsible for for any customs duties or local taxes that fall due outside the European Union for the transporting of this bronze outdoor water fountain.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 226 x Width 98 x Depth 98
Dimensions in inches:
Height 7 feet, 5 inches x Width 3 feet, 3 inches x Depth 3 feet, 3 inches
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: 09263
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