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What You Need To Know About Bronze Sculptures

With all types of standout pieces of art, design elements, and more, antique bronze sculptures can easily blend in. Art collectors and buyers – since the very first casting of these sculptures began by Greek craftsmen – have looked forward to adding elegance to their showrooms, offices, and homes with bronze statues. This medium can spice up the interior decor of any room.

However, when considering the purchase of a bronze statue, buyers should be aware of a number of considerations:

  • Is it a reproduction?
  • Is it an original?
  • What materials were used for construction?
  • … and more

Decorative Bronze Sculpture Styles

For interested buyers, bronze sculptures are available in a wide range of selections. Before you buy, you'll want to get a rough idea of how they were crafted, aesthetic tastes and style, their time period, etc. You may choose to mix time periods, simply go with a stand-alone piece to create an eclectic vibe or focus on a particular time period.

Here are some styles to consider:

  • Asian Bronze Sculptures and Art – Reflects the style and design of most regions in Persia, China, Asia, and beyond. In these pieces of sculpture, native or mythical animals (i.e., a phoenix, dragons, elephants) are depicted. Additionally, these can include Buddha statues.
  • Art Bronze Sculptures – These decorative bronze art sculptures are appealing on a functional and aesthetic level. To add a focal point to tables and mantles, consider bronze figurines. Bronze is a popular material used for sculptured lamp bases and clocks, as well. You may also want to purchase ornate bronze candlesticks.
  • Late 19th to 20th Century Bronze Sculptures

The latter can be broken down even further into the following:

  • Art deco
  • Art nouveau
  • Modernism

Reproductions Versus Originals

Using just the right replicating technology and craftsmanship, excellent reproductions can be copied from original bronze sculptures. Compared to the original piece of art, they're frequently (but not always) smaller in scale. If you're decorating on a budget, replicas like these are a great choice.

However, if you're looking for an original bronze sculpture, there are certain materials needed for authentication. Some of these are as follows:

  • Hand-signed certificate of authentication
  • The artist’s signature should appear on the sculpture

Bronze Sculpture Purchasing

Thoroughly appraised original sculptures should be considered if you are looking at the purchase of an antique bronze sculpture as an investment. In every size and style, high-value sculptures are available, and both original and reproduction pieces can be found in the following locations around the world:

  • Museum retail outlets
  • Antique stores
  • Fine art shops
  • Auction houses and more

To narrow the focus of your search, determine ahead of time whether a piece will be furnished from molten bronze or bonded bronze. For you to thoroughly enjoy your chosen piece, make sure that the art form and style of the sculpture suit you.

Do You Need A Work of Art Appraised?

Wm. Roland Appraisers & Estate Advisors, using nearly 50 years of industry experience and applied intelligence, consistently provide our clients with the most positive monetary outcomes. We do appraisals, help liquidate estates, give advice, and we purchase entire estates to be liquidated (or downsized). Do you have bronze statues or other artwork you would like to have appraised and possibly sell? We can help.

Call us today at 212-425-0221 or fill out and submit our online form.

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