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Bronze horse on pedestal

Bronze horse on pedestal


Bronze horse on pedestal


Nice bronze statue from India. Sometimes "called the most beautiful bronze horse of India"


250 x 300 x 100mm


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Bronze sculpture from India where they are molded by hand according to the ancient Lost Wax Principe. An ancient technique in which the images are poured into a mold of wax. 


There are several methods and procedures have been possible to cast bronze. Below attempts to give a summary of the basic steps. A model is made, usually was. but if there is a rubbermal is made of, it can also be of clay, gypsum, plastic or even wood or stone. The wax used for this is usually casting wax, modeling wax or paraffin. For small wax models watering can proceed immediately to the next step. For larger models, or models, for example, clay or plaster must first be a hollow wax model. To this end, the watering can usually makes a rubbermal with a plaster support cap, which ensures that the rubber mold retains its shape. In this rubbermal different materials can be molded at relatively low temperature, such as casting wax or gypsum. In this case, a cast of hard was needed, which is already on the thickness of the final bronze. Above a certain thickness it is indeed difficult to cast bronze massive, by uneven shrinkage of thicker and thinner parts. The watering can pouring in the liquid wax rubbermal, until a layer thickness was in the right in the mold is solidified. The rest is drained, thus creating a hollow wax casting. This (hollow) casting is provided with projections which wash go later serve as the molding channels for the supply of the bronze and venting channels for the discharge of the air in the mold. The wax casting, including channels is inside and outside covered with a refractory mass. This may be a mixture of gypsum and chamotte or other shrink-proof and fireproof material. Stainless steel core support ensure that the distance between the core and the outside remains the same. The finished mold is prolonged heated in an oven to melt out the wax and to remove all moisture from the mold and if it is of plaster, also all chemically bound water. There has now arisen a dry mold with a cavity in the shape of the model with casting channels. Herein is poured liquid bronze. After cooling, the channels are cut away and the casting is finished: blackberries and projections are ground away and holes and unwanted cavities are close hammered or welded. To protect against oxidation and for the embellishment is at bronze castings, particularly in the sculpture, often with chemicals applied a patina layer, the so-called patina.