A beautiful and extremely lifelike bronze sculpture of a trio of frolicking cherubs.The piece is set on an attractive marble base.Signed ''C Petre'' at base.This high quality bronze is a hot cast recast of an original produced using the ''lost wax'' (cire perdue) process.Approx. weight 8.5 kgHeight 38 cmWidth 27 cmDepth 12 cmSometimes 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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