Your garden will never look the same once this beautiful fountain has found a home. The Seahorse Fountain from Brass Baron will bring out the natural beauty of your home and garden. This fountain features a Verdigris (green-grey) patina finish.
About Brass Baron and Lost Wax Casting
- Sea Life collection
- Cast in brass
- Dimensions: 19"h
The Brass Baron specializes in the design and production of brass fountains and sculptures that create excitement and elegance in all indoor and outdoor settings. The incredible detail inherent in our sculptures is created as each piece is cast in brass by the "Lost Wax" method, one at a time, ensuring exceptionally fine detail and lasting beauty.
Our pieces are designed to convey feelings of sentiment, magic and amusement, and delight a discriminating clientele who appreciate craftsmanship 100 years behind the times...
The exceptional detail inherent in our sculptures is created as each piece is cast by the "cire perdue," or "lost wax" method, dating back to ancient Egypt and refined in Rome and later Paris.
After a mold is created from an original sculpture, wax is poured into the mold, and after hardening and removing the mold, all the details are perfected.
The wax impression is encased inside and out with refined clay. Once the clay sets, the wax impression is fired in a kiln; the wax melts out of the clay mold, and is "lost." The void created by the melted wax in the clay mold is then filled with molten brass, which is identical to the wax impression it replaced.
The clay mold surrounding and inside the sculpture is delicately removed, revealing the cast sculpture, which is subsequently finished by buffing, polishing and patinizing to give the piece its final verdigris (green-grey) or bronze lustre.
This labor intensive method of lost wax casting produces unique sculptures with exceptionally fine detail of lasting durability, and which are aesthetically warm and ruggedly handsome. Each piece is cast and assembled by our artists one at a time, just as the originals were. Variations in color, finish, size and shape will occur due to the individual craftsmanship inherent in the process.