Early 20th Century Bronze Elephant Sculpture Marble Bowl For Sale
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Early 20th Century Bronze Elephant Sculpture Marble Bowl

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This is an antique bronze sculpture of a distinguished old elephant with fabulous tusks set on an attractive marble base, circa 1920. This high quality bronze was produced using the traditional 'lost wax' process. It can be used as a bowl, an ashtray, or a depository for keys. Condition: Excellent, please see photos for confirmation of condition. Dimensions in cm: Height 19.5 x width 28 x depth 28 and weight 7.5 kg. Dimensions in inches: Height 8 inches x width 11 inches x depth 11 inches and weight 16.5 lbs. Lost wax method: sometimes called by the French name of cire perdue or the Latin, cera perduta is the process by which a bronze or brass is cast from an artists sculpture. In Industrial uses, the modern process is called investment casting. An ancient practice, the process today varies from foundry to foundry, but the steps which are usually used in casting small bronze sculptures in a modern bronze foundry are generally quite standardised.  

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  • Production Time
    Available Now
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1920
  • Dimensions
    H 7.68 in. x W 11.03 in. x D 11.03 in.H 19.5 cm x W 28 cm x D 28 cm
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Seller Reference Number
    05632
  • Reference Number
    LU95066321913
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