eBay
  • Daily Deals
  • Sell
  • Help & Contact

This listing has ended.
This is a private listing. Sign in to view your status or learn more about private listings.

 
Ships to:
Worldwide
Delivery:
Visit store:
The Fine Bronze
 
Ships to:
Worldwide

Details about  Signed A.Gory, bronze statue Art deco girl dancer sculpture

See original listing
Signed A.Gory, bronze statue Art deco girl dancer sculpture
Signed-A-Gory-bronze-statue-Art-deco-girl-dancer-sculpture
Item Ended
Item condition:
--not specified
Ended:
May 21, 2013
Price:
US $469.99
Shipping:
FREE Standard Shipping | See details
Item location:
Hawley, Pennsylvania, United States

Description

eBay item number:
161025065484
Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing.

Item specifics

Material:

100% Lost-Wax Bronze

Original or Reproduction:

Vintage Reproduction

The Fine Bronze

Visit my eBay store  
 

Many bronze sculptures on the market today are mass-manufactured using very low quality standards. A bronze sculpture collection is a wonderful thing.  A quality bronze sculpture will last for hundreds of years.  The artistry and craftsmanship will amaze you every time you look at it.  However, a poor quality piece can be an eyesore and a decision that you regret every time you look at it.  We suggest you compare our bronzes with other Ebay sellers especially the face and proportion of the body. You should be able to tell the differences. Seventy percent of our business comes from repeat customers or referrals from customers.  That is a fact in which we take a great deal of pride and speaks volumes about the quality of our collection. If you can find the same quality bronze sculpture or statue at a better price we will match it! A word to the wise is to spend a little more and buy a piece you will be proud to display and will be an heirloom in your family for many generations to come. We ONLY carry high quality bronze sculptures and this is our ONLY Ebay store. Tel: 570-470-8307

 

 

 

 

Description

 

We are proud to present this rare and finely sculpted bronze statue. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, or restoration of any kind. This item is a true bronze collector's piece. Please see all pictures below. A great piece of a classical bronze, 100% lost-wax, high quality bronze material and casting, amazing details for collectors or bronze lovers.

 

Be sure to visit our other auctions for more bronze statue! We are listing a huge collection of bronze statues in our Ebay store, visit our Ebay Store! My Stores Logo or Check out our other items!

 

Condition: This bronze sculpture is in a very GOOD condition.
Overall Size: Height 20" x Width 10".  
Weight : 18 LBS
Signature: A.Gory

Material: Bronze

Base: Black Marble, 5.75"Dia

Affortunato Gory, Italian/French (1895 - 1925)

Affortunato Gory was born in Florence, Italy. He studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence under Augusto Rivalta. In the beginning of the 20th century he moved to Paris and completed his education under Victorien-Antoine Basset. He exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français in 1902, 1904, 1912, 1914 and 1923.

His oeuvre consists of sculptures of young women, children and some historical figures like Rembrandt en Dante. He worked in marble, bronze, ivory, often combining these materials in so-called chryselephantine figures.

 

 

 

 
Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

 


 About The Fine Bronze

 

        We have collected bronzes many years worldwide and our collection reflects high standard museum quality 100% lost-wax real bronze masterpieces, these bronzes are certain to be long term investments and treasured by generation to generation. Our mission is to bring our customers the finest quality bronze art at the most affordable prices. We pride ourselves in carrying only high quality works of art. Look through our collection and I think you will agree! For the quality we offer, our prices just cannot be beat.

 

 

Store Policy, Payment, Shipping, Insurance & Return Policy

  • We represent items the best way possible with detailed images to the best of our knowledge. Please consider all photographs as representative as the text. If you have questions we will be happy to answer any inquiries.
  • Credit card transactions are accepted through PayPal for Domestic and International Buyers. We also accept other payment forms for domestic buyer, please contact us if you have any questions.   
  • Buyer to pay all shipping charges unless the items we offered for free shipping.
  • We rely on UPS and USPS for domestic and International shipping, therefore shipping times vary. 
  • Shipping Insurance is highly recommended, Insurance can be included at the buyer's expense.
  • We take the utmost care in professionally packing your item for transit but there is still the chance that it could arrive damaged. Shipping Insurance is highly recommended, if you do not take insurance, we are not responsible for any damage incurred to uninsured items.
  • We try to describe each item as accurately as possible or will have enough photos to show item details and condition. Returns are only accepted for errors in description.
  • If we accept your return, we will issue a refund upon receipt of your item provided that it is returned in its original packaging & is in the same condition as it was when it was sent. We will not refund return shipping fees unless we sent you an incorrect item.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 seller added the following information:

International Non-USA customers---Please Note: you may be responsible for all duties, tax, & brokerage fees as required by country laws. These charges are not included in the item price and shipping charges. Please check with your country customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding. These charge are normally collected by the delivering freight(shipping) company or when you pick the item up, Do not confuse them for additional shipping charges


seller added the following information:

For all the items offered free shipping is only for lower 48 states in united states. We do ship to Hawaii, Alaska, Canada, Puerto Rico, APO/AE, and U.S. Virgin Islands, however, an additional charge may be required. Please contact us before making any purchases in these areas.


About Bronze

Bronze is the most popular metal for cast metal sculptures; a cast bronze sculpture is often called simply a "bronze".

Common bronze alloys have the unusual and desirable property of expanding slightly just before they set, thus filling the finest details of a mold. Then, as the bronze cools, it shrinks a little, making it easier to separate from the mold.[1] Their strength and ductility (lack of brittleness) is an advantage when figures in action are to be created, especially when compared to various ceramic or stone materials (such as marble sculpture). These qualities allow the creation of extended figures, as in Jeté, or figures that have small cross sections in their support, such as the equestrian statue of Richard the Lionheart. Modern statuary bronze is 90% copper and 10% tin; older bronze alloys varied only slightly from this composition.[2]

But the value of the bronze for uses other than making statues is disadvantageous to the preservation of sculptures; few large ancient bronzes have survived, as many were melted down to make weapons or ammunition in times of war or to create new sculptures commemorating the victors, while far more stone and ceramic works have come through the centuries, even if only in fragments. As recently as 2007 several life sized bronze sculptures by John Waddell were stolen, likely because of the value of the metal after the work has been melted.[3]

History

The great civilizations of the old world worked in bronze for art, from the time of the introduction of the alloy for edged weapons. The Greeks were the first to scale the figures up to life size. Few examples exist in good condition; one is the seawater-preserved bronze now called "The Victorious Athlete," which required painstaking efforts to bring it to its present state for museum display. Far more Roman bronze statues have survived.

The ancient Chinese knew both lost-wax casting and section mould casting, and in the Shang Dynasty created large ritual vessels covered with complex decoration which have survived in tombs. Over the long creative period of Egyptian dynastic art, small lost-wax bronze figurines were made in large numbers; several thousand of them have been conserved in museum collections.

From the ninth through the thirteenth century the Chola dynasty in South India represented the pinnacle of bronze casting in India.[4]

Lost wax method

In lost-wax or investment casting, the artist starts with a full-sized model of the sculpture, most often a non-drying oil-based clay such as Plasticine model for smaller sculptures or for sculptures to be developed over an extended period (water-based clays must be protected from drying), and water-based clay for larger sculptures or for sculptures for which it is desired to capture a gestural quality - one that transmits the motion of the sculptor in addition to that of the subject. A mold is made from the clay pattern, either as a piece mold from plaster, or using flexible gel or similar rubber-like materials stabilized by a plaster jacket of several pieces. Often a plaster master will be made from this mold for further refinement. Such a plaster is a means of preserving the artwork until a patron may be found to finance a bronze casting, either from the original molds or from a new mold made from the refined plaster positive.

Once a production mold is obtained, a wax (hollow for larger sculptures) is then cast from the mold. For a hollow sculpture, a core is then cast into the void, and is retained in its proper location (after wax melting) by pins of the same metal used for casting. One or more wax sprues are added to conduct the molten metal into the sculptures - typically directing the liquid metal from a pouring cup to the bottom of the sculpture, which is then filled from the bottom up in order to avoid splashing and turbulence. Additional sprues may be directed upward at intermediate positions, and various vents may also be added where gases could be trapped. (Vents are not needed for ceramic shell casting, allowing the sprue to be simple and direct.) The complete wax structure (and core, if previously added) is then invested in another kind of mold or shell, which is heated in a kiln until the wax runs out and all free moisture is removed. The investment is then soon filled with molten bronze. The removal of all wax and moisture prevents the liquid metal from being explosively ejected from the mold by steam and vapor.

Students of bronze casting will usually work in direct wax, where the model is made in wax, possibly formed over a core, or with a core cast in place, if the piece is to be hollow. If no mold is made and the casting process fails, the artwork will also be lost. After the metal has cooled, the external ceramic/clay is chipped away, revealing an image of the wax form, including core pins, sprues, vents, and risers. All of these are removed with a saw and tool marks are polished away, and interior core material is removed to reduce the likelihood of interior corrosion. Incomplete voids created by gas pockets or investment inclusions are then corrected by welding and carving. Small defects where sprues and vents were attached are filed or ground down and polished.

Creating large sculptures

For a large sculpture, the artist will usually prepare small study models until the pose and proportions are determined. An intermediate-sized model is then constructed with all of the final details. For very large works, this may again be scaled to a larger intermediate. From the final scale model, measuring devices are used to determine the dimensions of an armature for the structural support of a full-size temporary piece, which is brought to rough form by wood, cardboard, plastic foam, and/or paper to approximately fill the volume while keeping the weight low. Finally, plaster, clay or other material is used to form the full-size model, from which a mould may be constructed. Alternatively, a large refactory core may be constructed, and the direct-wax method then applied for subsequent investment. Before modern welding techniques, large sculptures were generally cast in one piece with a single pour. Welding allows a large sculpture to be cast in pieces, then joined.

Finishing

After final polishing, corrosive materials may be applied to form a patina, a process that allows some control over the color and finish.

Questions and answers about this item

No questions or answers have been posted about this item.




00000

Place bid

Time left:
Current bid:
(Approximately ##1##)
Shipping:
Import charges:
Your max bid:
Your max bid:
By clicking Confirm bid, you commit to buy this item from the seller if you are the winning bidder.
By clicking Confirm bid, you are committing to buy this item from the seller if you are the winning bidder and have read and agree to the Global Shipping Program terms and conditions - opens in a new window or tab. Import charges previously quoted are subject to change if you increase you maximum bid amount.
Cancel
Loading...
Resume bidding, if the page does not update immediately.
Place bid
Review and confirm your bid
Bid confirmation
d
h
m
s
day
hour
hours
FREE shipping
See item description
(Approximately ##1##)
(Enter ##1## or more)
(Enter more than ##1##)
Your max bid:
Increase max bid
Place bid
Confirm bid
Increase max bid
Cancel
Change bid
Close
, you've been outbid. Don't let it get away - bid again!
, you're the highest bidder on this item. Hope you win it!
, you're the first bidder. Hope you win!
, you're currently the high bidder, but you're close to getting outbid.
, this auction is almost over and you're currently the high bidder.
, you're the high bidder, but the reserve price hasn't been met.
Please enter your bid again.
Please enter a valid number as the bid price.
Enter an amount that is equal or greater than the minimum bid required. This can be found under the bid entry box.
Maximum bids can't be lowered once they're submitted.
This seller requires the buyer to have a PayPal account to purchase this item. Get a PayPal account here .
Your bid is greater than or equal to the Buy It Now price. We recommend you purchase this item via Buy It Now. If you still wish to bid, you may do so below.
Time left:
Current bid:
(approximately ##1##)
Your maximum bid:
(approximately ##1##)
Increase your maximum bid:
By clicking 1 Click Bid, you commit to buy this item from the seller if you're the winning bidder. Learn moreabout 1-click bid - opens in a new window or tab
day
hour
min
sec
days
hours
mins
secs
(approximately ##1##)
Winning bid:
Starting bid:
Close
Congrats! The auction has ended and you're the winner.
The auction has ended, but the reserve price was not met.
Sorry, the auction has ended and you were outbid.
Good news, you're the high bidder.
Sorry, you've been outbid.
You're the high bidder, but the reserve price is not met.
Please enter a higher amount than the current bid.
Maximum bids cannot be lowered once submitted.
Please enter a valid number.