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Bronze Fountain w/ Pump Mermaid Semi Nude Pool Pond

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Bronze Fountain w/ Pump Mermaid Semi Nude Pool Pond

$399.00

"The Mermaid Princess"
Beautiful Bronze Fountain with Pump
2 feet tall and weighs 17 pounds. This is a great medium size garden fountain and a pleasure to view.
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Quality Bronze Casting with Gorgeous Antique Patina
"The Mermaid Princess"
Beautiful Bronze Fountain with Pump

Water sprays from the Mermaid's mouth.  The quality is Exceptional with beautiful antiqued patina applied chemically with great heat.  This a piece to "fall in love" with, she is absolutely stunning!   The fountain stands approximately

2 feet tall and weighs 17 pounds. This is a great medium size garden fountain and a pleasure to view.

This is a very special piece and a great addition for any art collector.


We include the pump with every Fountain sold !



* Ultra Quite Operation
* Adjustable flow up to 70 gallons per hour
* Suction-cup feet
* Works with 5/16" & 1/2" tubing
* 1-3/8" tall, 1-1/2" wide and 2" long
* 6 foot cord
* for Indoor or Outdoor use

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The "Lost Wax" Process

        What gives Bronze value beyond that of a "souvenir" that ends up in a closet? There are many reasons including cost of materials (bronze, silicone for molds, tools, ovens, etc.) The main reason is there are very few people trained in the tedious process practiced by the ancient Greeks and Romans. Bronze sculpture is not easy to make and many time consuming, difficult steps are involved. In a world of hi-tech mass production, bronze casting remains essentially unchanged. Beware of "cold cast" or "bonded bronze", these are misleading names given to plastic figurines. Each of our genuine bronze castings is in reality an "original" and the following explains why. These are the basic steps involved in creating a bronze Sculpture using the classic "cire perdue" (lost wax) process:


artist's original model
silicone mold of the model
create lost wax mold
bronze casting
clean mold from casting
grind, rasp and file bronze
assemble pieces by welding
file and finish assembled piece
polishing
application of patina

All bronze pieces are cast from a wax model regardless of the original material the model was sculpted. A silicone mold is made from the artist's finished piece, and a hollow wax cast is drawn from this mold. The wax is then repaired, re-worked and finished to the sculptor's specifications. Prior to creating a ceramic shell (explained below), vents are attached within the wax model. These vents are necessary in difficult areas where gas may accumulate such as hips, limbs, and neck. The vents allow the gas to escape when the molten bronze is poured and will prevent air pockets from forming and exploding the ceramic shell. The ceramic shell is one of the few materials the can withstand the heat of the molten metal.


When the wax cast is hardened and the vents are in place a ceramic shell is formed over the wax. This shell is made by dipping the wax into a slurry, coating it with sand, drying and repeating the process up to 14 times. A core consisting of plaster, ground brick and water is poured into the interior of the wax mold. After the ceramic shell and core have set, the mold is fired in an oven, the wax is melted and the ceramic shell is left intact. This process is known in French as "cire perdue" (lost wax). Molten bronze is now poured into the cavity left by the melted wax. When the bronze is cooled, the shell is chipped away using a hammer and chisel.

The bronze must now be repaired and finished. This step is called "chasing" and it is a difficult process because the metal is involved. Any imperfection such as air pockets of pits must be brazed with bronze rod, as in welding. All seams and spurs must be removed by grinding, rasping and, finally, sanding. The next step is to chase or hammer the vents from the mold using special tools. The natural bronze has a dull finish. after final finishing, a patina is applied which may be left matte of polished. Chemicals, pigments, heat, safety equipment and a lot of experience are involved. In addition, since bronze comes in a variety of alloys, the patina requires different chemicals and techniques.

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