Size: 20.5"L x 16.5"D x 25.5"H
Made of Bronze (Lost Wax Casting Method)
Suitable for Indoor or Outdoor/Garden Use
Normally Ships In 2 to 3 Business Days
What is Lost Wax Bronze?
The lost wax casting method is a labor intensive process which is
considered to be the best for capturing the finest details of an
artist's original sculpture. Typically, a wax replica of the
original is made and then dipped in liquid ceramic in order to
create a ceramic mould. Once cured, the ceramic shell is kiln fired
and as the shell bakes, the wax inside melts and is lost from the
shell (thus the term lost wax). After the ceramic shell is removed
from the heat, molten bronze is poured into it to create the final
Once the casting has cooled, the outer ceramic layer is broken
away, revealing the bronze sculpture inside. A patina may be
applied to obtain the desired colorization. And finally, wax is
applied to add protection to the lustrous patina.
There are other techniques and variations of the lost wax casting
process, but they all involve the loss of the wax mold implied in
the term 'lost wax'.