Bronze Statue Chiparus Art Deco

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Seller: Top-Rated Plus Seller cousinjethro (6,042) 100%, Location: Kingston, Tennessee, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 352363733332 "Unveiled" Demetre H. Chiparus Repo cira 1926 This graceful semi nude sculpture is made of solid bronze. Her gentle curves and rich colorful earth tones remind us of the natural warmth and beauty of a woman. Notice that her expression is very peaceful and that her body is very smooth. Art deco lovers will find this beautiful statue a great pleasure to view in your home or office. She is truly one of the finest pieces that we offer. This sculpture is approximately 13" tall. Free Heavy Marble Base Included How Is It Made The "Lost Wax" Process Bronze sculpture is not easy to make and there are many time consuming, difficult steps involved. In a world of hi-tech mass production, bronze casting remains essentially unchanged. Each of our genuine bronze castings is in reality an "original" and the following explains why. These are the basic steps involved in creating a bronze Sculpture using the classic "cire perdue" (lost wax) process: artist's original model silicone mold of the model create lost wax mold bronze casting clean mold from casting grind, rasp and file bronze assemble pieces by welding file and finish assembled piece polishing application of patina All bronze pieces are cast from a wax model regardless of the original material the model was sculpted. A silicone mold is made from the artist's finished piece, and a hollow wax cast is drawn from this mold. The wax is then repaired, re-worked and finished to the sculptor's specifications. Prior to creating a ceramic shell (explained below), vents are attached within the wax model. These vents are necessary in difficult areas where gas may accumulate such as hips, limbs, and neck. The vents allow the gas to escape when the molten bronze is poured and will prevent air pockets from forming and exploding the ceramic shell. The ceramic shell is one of the few materials the can withstand the heat of the molten metal. When the wax cast is hardened and the vents are in place a ceramic shell is formed over the wax. This shell is made by dipping the wax into a slurry, coating it with sand, drying and repeating the process up to 14 times. A core consisting of plaster, ground brick and water is poured into the interior of the wax mold. After the ceramic shell and core have set, the mold is fired in an oven, the wax is melted and the ceramic shell is left intact. This process is known in French as "cire perdue" (lost wax). Molten bronze is now poured into the cavity left by the melted wax. When the bronze is cooled, the shell is chipped away using a hammer and chisel. The bronze must now be repaired and finished. This step is called "chasing" and it is a difficult process because the metal is involved. Any imperfection such as air pockets of pits must be brazed with bronze rod, as in welding. All seams and spurs must be removed by grinding, rasping and, finally, sanding. The next step is to chase or hammer the vents from the mold using special tools. The natural bronze has a dull finish. after final finishing, a patina is applied which may be left matte of polished. Chemicals, pigments, heat, safety equipment and a lot of experience are involved. In addition, since bronze comes in a variety of alloys, the patina requires different chemicals and techniques. When shopping for bronze art work, beware of terms such as "cold cast" or "bonded bronze." These are misleading names given to plastic figurines. If you are unsure of the authenticity of an item that you see elsewhere, feel free to call us at 1-800-321-8618 for an honest and professional opinion. 800-321-8618 for credit cards or if you have any questions. ______________________________________________________________________ Shipping Cost Most of our items have FREE SHIPPING ! Shipping Time Most orders within 24 hours or the same day ! Expedited Requests We GLADLY EXPEDITE YOUR ORDER on request. Insurance FREE with all orders. Professional Packaging We package with great care! UPS has consistently rated us the shipper with the least damage claims in our region ! Customer Appreciation Returning customers or if additional item wanted, call for special pricing and Free shipping. Return Policy Satisfaction guaranteed with a 30-Day exchange return policy. Condition: Excellent and one of our best pieces

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