Playful Otter Sculpture / Fountainhead
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The Playful Otter Sculpture / Fountainhead is a terrific sculpture of an endearingly playful otter. Standing tall and with wings spread this sculpt is eye-catching and is the centerpiece attraction wherever it is placed. It is extremely well done and the swan's wing span is an impressive 4 feet plus across and sculpt is over 3 feet tall. The craftsmanship is extraordinary and the detailing just amazing. The swan's head is finely sculpted and the feathers are accurate and detailed. Inspired by French garden sculptures this sculpt is a terrific addition to any garden setting inside or outside. Place on the lawn, in a garden setting or by the pool, but, wherever it is it will be the center of attraction..
The Playful Otter Sculpture is also piped and makes a beautiful fountainhead by a garden pond, pool or fountain basin.
The Playful Otter Sculpture / Fountainhead is cast by the traditional, Lost Wax Bronze Casting method (links to a full description of the method). This labor intensive and time consuming method of casting bronze statues, ensures pristine quality and vivid detail. This Bronze Playful Otter Sculpture features intricate, hand forged details with a beautiful brown or verdigris fire-applied patina.
Applying patina to bronze using the French method (fire and heat) is an age old traditional skill requiring expert craftsmanship. Each patina is hand applied and the patination result may vary making each sculpt unique. All bronze statuary will develop a natural patina when left in natures elements. The aged patina on bronzes is often desired, but can be prevented by care and cleaning of the bronze statue by applying beeswax or other polish to prevent a aging patina from forming.