M.C. BOUAY DANCER OF TAMBOURINE BRONZE SCULPTURE SIGNED STATUE FIGURE FIGURINE
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Dancer of TambourineThis bronze statue by M.c. Bouay is handmade and cast in the traditional Lost Wax Casting Process. This insures a quality bronze sculpture that may be passed down from generation to generation. Standing over 24 1/2" high, this is one of our taller classical pieces. This statue will be very visible in any room and sure to be an eye catcher. Whether inside or outside, this bronze sculpture will be a great addition to any home. Finely Detailed, Excellent Reproduction Condition, Bronze/Marble. This Auction is for a M.C. Bouay Bronze Statue of a Lady holding Tambourine. Mounted on a Sculptured, solid Marble Base,Extraordinary! A Youthful and Happy Young Woman Celebrating Life!
This is a very Vivacious and Interesting Work of Art. Captivating Bronze! Joyous and Delightful Styling! Beautiful Marble!
Condition: This sculpture is in a very good condition.
Bronze Dimensions with Marble Base:Height 24 1/2" x Width 7"
Marble Dimensions: Round Diameter 7".
Height without base: 22 "
Weight : 20 LBS
The Art of Lost Wax
Lost wax casting has been around for thousands of years, yet few people
understand how the process actually works.
Although mechanization has facilitated the lost wax process of bronze
casting, the procedure is basically the same as that used by the Chinese when
they first developed the process in the 2nd millennium BC.
The Rubber Mold
First the artist creates an original sculpture out of any number of media,
including stone, wax, clay, wood and pottery.
This image is coated with a silicone rubber molding material that makes
two rubber mold halves (each rubber mold has a front and a back piece). A
fiberglass outer shell is added to the back of each mold so it retains its
shape and rigidity during subsequent uses.
These molds are the only components that are ever re-used in the casting
process. All other components are re-created for each casting.
The Wax Positive
Once the molds are done, the insides are coated with layers of wax. The
halves are then bound together and wax poured inside to complete the wax
image being created.
Once the wax has cooled, the mold is peeled away, yielding a wax image
(the wax positive") duplicating the original sculpture.
This image must then be "touched -up" to remove any seam lines, scratches
or other flaws, as well as to recreate any pattern or texturing that was
lost or damaged when the wax was made.
The quality of the finished bronze relies on a clean, high quality mold
and an impeccably recreated wax image that is as near to perfect as possible.
The next step, "gating", is the application of a series of tubes and
funnels that allow the molten bronze to flow through to the bottom of the
ceramic shell and the hot gases to escape at the same time.
These sprus are created by attaching wax rods to the finished wax form at
strategically spaced locations.
Ceramic Shell Casting
After the gating is completed each wax form is dipped in a liquid ceramic
silica-sand compound so it is completely coated inside and out. Holes
called "patches" have been cut into the wax to allow an entrance to the inside
of the form.
The form is subsequently dipped 6 to 12 or more times over a period of
several days until the desired shell thickness is achieved.
Once these ceramic shells have dried thoroughly the pieces are placed into
an autoclave and the wax is melted out (hence the term "lost wax"), to be
reclaimed and used again. The shells are then cured in a kiln so they will
withstand the temperature of the molten bronze being poured into them.
Bronze ingots are melted to a temperature of approximately 2000ï¿½F and
poured into the cured ceramic shells.
As the sculpture cools the ceramic shell begins to pop away from the
This shell will be completely broken away, using a hammer and chisel,
before the superfluous metal materials are cut away.
The casting is then sandblasted in preparation for metal finishing.
Any pieces of a sculpture that were cast separately are welded back onto
the sculpture and any seam lines or other imperfections are removed or
Finally, any texturing that was lost or damaged in the casting or welding
process is recreated.
The sculpture is then polished in preparation for application of the
The different colored finishes that are possible on cast bronze sculptures
are called patina's.
The various colors, patterns and textures obtained in the patina process
are achieved through a combined application of chemicals and heat, augmented
by hand stippling, or spraying with an air brush, and sealed with lacquer
Most bronzes are part of a "limited edition" containing a fixed number of
This edition number is decided by the artist, usually after the first
piece has been cast, and individually stamped on each piece (i.e. 1/100) thus
concluding the process of bronze sculpture production.
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