There are lots of reasons why it is more beneficial to buy bronze sculptures from a well known bronze foundry
and not from mall kiosks or from your local department store. Sometimes, buying directly from the artist makes your purchase truly valuable than when you buy it from third party reseller. But first of all, you have to understand that the fact the masterpiece has been created out of bronze, it already has some value and when you purchase one, you need to make sure that it is made from pure bronze material and not some composites that resemble bronze one way or another. Especially if you are able to purchase a genuine artwork and not some replica, over time, its value will increase.
When the bronze creates the first and original model of the bronze masterpiece, it is usually created from a mold which can then be used for several times to turn out the same masterpiece. After several castings, the intricate detail of the work also decreases but all the castings created from the original mold will be marked as original editions by the bronze foundry
where it was created. More often than not, these works will be signed by the artist or numbered accordingly and it also have the written guarantee that it is indeed from the original edition.
Second editions on the other hand are sculptures created from molds used in another bronze foundry
and the entire process has not been overseen by the bronze artist himself.
These are known as surmoulages or bronze sculptures made from molds produced from a cast part. When a cast piece is utilized to come up with another mold, the intricate details and fine aspects of the piece also decreases. Whatever the subject is, its fine details will be lost overtime depending on how many times the cast has been used. So the fine edges of a bronze candlestick or the seemingly lifelike expression of the statue will not be as delicate and superb as the original edition even if the two have been created out of the same cast.
This is why it is important to buy bronze sculptures from a bronze foundry
that uses original castings.
This will make sure that all the fine details are visible and you will also be guaranteed that what you are buying is indeed the original edition. But you have to remember that this does not come with a cheap price tag. This is quite an investment but over time, its value will continue to increase particularly when the one you bought is from a renowned bronze artist.
If you are discriminating and fastidious buyer, you will surely expect that the quality of your bronze sculpture is high. Today, some bronze foundry
makes sure that the quality of their works is always above the quantity of what they can produce. When they focus on quality, it is a good sign that when you buy a bronze statue, either a religious figure or some famous individual, you are sure that all the fine details and exquisite characteristics of the sculpture will be present.