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A beautiful bronze of a 1930s male tennis player about to strike the ball.This player represents a bygone era when gentleman played the game in long pants and collared dress shirts.This high quality bronze is made from the lost wax process (cire perdue).The attention to detail is fantastic and the sculpture, set on an attractive marble base, is extremely lifelike.Please see other items for matching female sculpture.Height 43 cm
Width 22 cm
Depth 22 cm
Approx. weight 6 kgs
Sometimes 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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