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12
Jan
13

Pair Italian Tuscan Bronze Classical Garden Urns Urn

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Pair Italian Tuscan Bronze Classical Garden Urns Urn

Pair Italian Tuscan Bronze Classical Garden Urns Urn

You are viewing a spectacular pair of Italian bronze Tuscan garden urns. I hope the photos do this stunning pair some justice, they’re certainly more impressive in the flesh and would make for a gorgeous architectural addition to any home or garden scheme.

Of course being bronze they can live outside with no fear of rusting. In fact the weathering only adds to the patina. These are over two feet tall and offered in very good condition – can you imagine how they would look in your garden with flowers and foliage overflowing.

We will ship to anywhere in the world – get your bids in early for summer!

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07
Aug
12

Bronze Casting Of Apollo Figurine Bronzes Classical

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Bronze Casting Of Apollo Figurine Bronzes Classical

Bronze Casting Of Apollo Figurine Bronzes Classical

 

You are viewing an impressive bronze casting depicting the son of Zeus in Greek mythology, Apollo. Apollo is depicted wearing a tunic round his body and his trademark garland of flowers in his hair.

The piece is cast from the finest brown bronze which has a lovely patina to it. The piece sits on a square tiered base of black streaked marble. There is bronze beaded braiding to the top of the marble. This would be a great decorative item for your home and as it is offered in perfect condition it is ready for home use right away.

Apollo, in Greek mythology, son of the god Zeus and Leto, daughter of a Titan. He was also called Delian, after Delos, the island of his birth, and Pythian, after his killing of Python, the fabled serpent that guarded a shrine on the mountains of Parnassus. In Homeric legend Apollo was primarily a god of prophecy. His most important oracle was at Delphi, the site of his victory over the Python. He sometimes gave the gift of prophecy to mortals whom he loved, such as the Trojan princess Cassandra.

Apollo was a gifted musician, who delighted the gods with his performance on the lyre. He was also a master archer and a fleet-footed athlete, credited with having been the first victor in the Olympic games. His twin sister, Artemis, was the guardian of young women, and Apollo was the special protector of young men. He was also the god of agriculture and cattle, and of light and truth. He taught humans the art of healing.

Some tales depict Apollo as pitiless and cruel. According to the Iliad by Homer, Apollo answered the prayers of the priest Chryses to obtain the release of his daughter from the Greek general Agamemnon by shooting fiery, pestilence-carrying arrows into the Greek army. He also abducted and ravished the young Athenian princess Creusa and abandoned her and the child born to them. Perhaps because of his physical beauty, Apollo was represented in ancient art more frequently than any other deity.

The making of bronzes is a complicated process and this can lead to the high cost of some bronzes but it is something to be appreciated and as an item will retain its value. The entire process of making a bronze can take anywhere from six weeks to four months to produce a single piece.

As you can see, each bronze is truly unique because of the hands on labor that is involved, even if it is one of an edition. The sculpture is a result of a marriagebetween the artist and the foundry. This ancient process produces a bronze sculpture that will last for generations to come. What a treasure!

This piece has been made using the lost wax technique. The original model would have been made using clay or plaster. Over this a thin layer of wax would have been covered and then around this more clay. This would then be put in the oven and the wax would melt creating the space for the molten bronze to be poured into, once this had set the clay could be broken away and you would be left with the bronze casting. Hence the wax is lost in the process. It’s is the oldest and most timely method of creating bronze sculptures and figurines.

 

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07
Aug
12

PAIR ITALIAN TUSCAN BRONZE CLASSICAL GARDEN URNS URN

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PAIR ITALIAN TUSCAN BRONZE CLASSICAL GARDEN URNS URN

PAIR ITALIAN TUSCAN BRONZE CLASSICAL GARDEN URNS URN

You are viewing a spectacular pair of Italian bronze Tuscan garden urns. I hope the photos do this stunning pair some justice, they’re certainly more impressive in the flesh and would make for a gorgeous architectural addition to any home or garden scheme.

Of course being bronze they can live outside with no fear of rusting. In fact the weathering only adds to the patina. These are over two feet tall and offered in very good condition – can you imagine how they would look in your garden with flowers and foliage overflowing.

We will ship to anywhere in the world – get your bids in early for summer!

CLICK HERE TO BUY THIS PAIR ITALIAN TUSCAN BRONZE CLASSICAL GARDEN URNS URN ON CANONBURY ANTIQUES




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