A beautiful bronze sculpture of a horse jockey in uniform with his riding crop.The attention to detail is absolutely fantastic and the sculpture is extremely life-like.The piece rests upon an attractive marble base.This high quality bronze is a hot cast recast of an original produced using the ''lost wax'' (cire perdue) process.Height 82 cmWidth 37 cmDepth 33 cmApprox. weight 13.9 kgSometimes called by the French name of ''cire perdue'' or the Latin, ''cera perduta'' is the process by which a bronze or brass is cast from an artist''s sculpture.In industrial uses, the modern process is called investment casting. An ancient practice, the process today varies from foundry to foundry, but the steps which are usually used in casting small bronze sculptures in a modern bronze foundry are generally quite standardised.
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