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Contents: Antique plaques; Bronze animal statues, vases, bookends, candy dish, door knockers, lamp, wall hangings, bowl, table bases, dish

 

CAST BRONZE WORKS

from Thailand, unsigned

REAL BRONZE, NOT A RESIN MIXTURE

Acquired from an estate that was dealing with one foundry located in Bangkok, Thailand exclusively using the Lost Wax process. 

This is the most precise metal casting technique in existence, ensuring accurate reproductions of the original sculpture and exquisite detail. All bronze pieces are cast from a wax model regardless of the original material the model was sculpted in usually in clay or wax. This method was developed a thousand years ago or more.  Even though modern methods and materials have improved the technique, it is still an extremely labor intensive and expensive process.

Bronze is copper & tin alloy (pure copper is too soft for durable works).  Bronze was discovered by 3500 B.C. by the Sumerians.  It is resistant to corrosion and made an ideal choice for weaponry for that reason.  Steel had not yet been discovered.  Other elements may be added to copper to make bronze such as manganese, phosphorus, silicon & aluminum.

Priced as indicated. When they're gone they're gone!

Shipping within contiguous U.S. is free; please inquire for shipment to non-contiguous U.S.

International shipping prices posted.

 CLOSE-OUT PRICED

BIRDS


#BZ-6

Kingfisher, marble base

13 pounds, 7" long x 7" wide x 10" tall


$117  SOLD


#BZ-7

Raptor falcon, bird on branch (song bird)

1 pound, 8" wingspan x 4" long x 3-1/2" tall

$57


#BZ-8

Raptor falcon, bird on branch (song bird)

1 pound, 8" wingspan x 4" long x 3-1/2" tall

$57  SOLD


#BZ-9

Bird family, TABLE BASE

19 pounds, 17" base, 22" between the 3 branches where it would meet table top x 17" tall

Estimate will hold a 26" glass table top

$743  
SOLD

 

DOGS


#BZ-17

Dog playing, on back (Westie)

2 pounds, 7" long x 5" wide x 3" tall

$85


#BZ-18

Rottweiler

4 pounds, 11" long x 6" wide x 6" tall

$125


#BZ-19

Rottweiler

4 pounds, 11" long x 6" wide x 6" tall

$125


#BZ-20

Rottweiler

4 pounds, 11" long x 6" wide x 6" tall

$125


#BZ-21

German Shepherd guard dog

6 pounds, 11" long x 3" wide x 8" tall

$125  SOLD

 

DOLPHINS


#BZ-22

Dolphin

7 pounds, 9" long x 13" tall x 7" wide

$189

 

FOX


#BZ-24

Fox family in trees
TABLE BOTTOM
20 pounds, 12" diameter base x 20x20" branch tops to hold 24"+ glass top, 17" tall


$661 
SOLD

  

LIONS


#BZ-27

Lion head, flat

16 pounds, 17" wide x 15" tall x 9" deep


$385 
SOLD


#BZ-34

Lion laying


8-1/2 pounds, 11" long x 4-3/4" wide x 6-1/2" tall


$125

 

PIG


#BZ-39

Piglet

2 pounds, 6" long x 3" wide x 3" tall


$99

 

MISCELLANEOUS/OTHER


#BZ-46

Cameo disk

2-1/2 pounds, 8" diameter


$55


#BZ-47

Cameo disk

3 pounds, 9" diameter


$55


#BZ-48

Door knocker

5 pounds, 7-1/2" wide x 10" tall x 4" deepest


$99

 

ANTIQUE BRONZE GREEK/ROMAN MAIDEN PLAQUES

#BZ-1  RARE !
LARGE PAIR of Antique Bronze Greek/Roman maiden plaque wall hangings.
One is in a graceful pose, the other is pouring water from a jar.
Signed “F. Barbedienne” representing two young women symbolizing the Source
after Jean Goujon, 19th century.  Cast by Ferdinand Barbedienne (French, 1810-1892),
who was a French metalworker and manufacturer with a renowned reputation for excellence
in bronze founder castings.

 Well documented in art venues as well as antique art collectible
circles, these plaques are highly sought after – especially in this condition.
History of the Foundry
The F. Barbedienne foundry stated in Paris in 1838 by Ferdinand Barbedienne and Achille Collas.  Collas died in 1859, there were 300 workers in the foundry by that time.  He purchased 125 casting models from Antoine Louis Barye’s sale in 1876 and cast and sold editions of them very successfully.  When Barbedienne died in 1891 the foundry was purchased by Gustave Leblanc, a nephew, who purchased other models and production rights until 1952.
Bas relief bronze on smoke Plexiglass backing, sturdy wire hanger on back of each.
Bronze measurements 46” long x 11” wide x 7/8” thick
Smoke plexiglass 48” long x 14” wide x 1/2” thick

   

  

   

  

Weight of each: 42 pounds
$11,500 SOLD