This bronze Chinese dragon sculpture was carefully designed and crafted by the casting artists at Trevi. It is shaped like a long, coiled dragon, and more than that, it is a classic Chinese dragon figure. It differs from the Western dragon image in that the Chinese dragon sculpture is large and flexible, with sharp and powerful claws. This large bronze dragon sculpture is covered with scales and its body structure combines certain characteristics of many kinds of animals. In Chinese mythology, the dragon is a strange and mysterious animal, but most of the time it has a good meaning for people and has even become a totem symbol of the Chinese nation.
As we all know, the dragon is one of the symbols of the Chinese nation and a sacred animal in ancient Chinese mythology. According to the legend, the dragon could fly in the sky, travel in the mountains and seas, excel in changes, and could call the wind and rain. The Chinese dragon, along with the phoenix and the unicorn, is used as symbols of good fortune and power.
The image of the dragon is deeply rooted in people’s hearts, including the flying dragon, hovering dragon, etc. Dragon is bright, beautiful, mysterious, and powerful. For thousands of years, the dragon culture has influenced and extended to all corners of China and the world and is especially believed in and loved by the Chinese people.
Trevi is experienced in casting bronze sculptures, and we specialize in a variety of animal and figure sculptures, including large bronze lion sculptures, bronze tiger sculptures, bronze dragon sculptures, bronze deer sculptures, bronze horse sculptures, bronze bear sculptures, and more. This bronze Chinese dragon sculpture has various shapes, we also have antique bronze Chinese dragon sculptures and a bronze dragon sculpture fountain. In addition, we have also made many bronze western dragon sculptures, including various kinds of western dragon sculptures and so on. Please contact our team for more dragon sculpture drawings and designs.
The bronze dragon sculptures cast by Trevi are very vivid and close to the image of the dragon in Chinese mythology. The patina of the bronze sculpture is very important and Trevi pays much attention to the patina effect of the bronze sculpture. Our factory has professional bronze sculpture patina artists, many of whom graduated from top art colleges in China and have rich experience in sculpture patina. Our artists use the most professional chemical patina treatment, which could restore the color of the sculpture to the maximum extent.
If you like this bronze dragon sculpture, please contact Trevi for more information, we would provide you with one-stop service and the best quality sculpture artwork.
Material: The material of the statue is then decided by the client. The sculptor may also use a small clay model to better portray his conception of the design. The clay model can be modified to fine tune the client’s wishes.
Mini-Sculpture: Finally, the bronze sculpture artist may finalize the miniature model of the final design in order to give the client a preview into how the final product will look. This model is made using the material decided, and it can be used by the client for marketing purposes so that he can raise funds for the sculpture.
Creating the Backbone: The backbone of the bronze statue, also called the armature consists of a steel frame with foam added to it in order to resemble the rough outline of the final product. This is then sealed with a latex coat to secure it.
The Sculpting: The main work starts only now. Many pounds of hot clay are used and applied by hand to “block in” the design for the first time. The bronze sculpture artist then invests a lot of time adding more clay, removing some clay and molding the clay until the final product finally resembles the required design. Tiny details are added on to give more preciseness to the bronze statue and make it more real.
Remove dust with a damp cloth.
Do not use metal objects or wire brushes to clean the sculpture.
Do not apply abrasives or cleansers that will possibly scratch the finish.
ZUD – Non- Abrasive Cleaner. Use to remove stubborn stains. Zud cleans all metal surfaces including bronze. Zud can be used in powder or liquid form.
Lemon Oil – Apply a small amount of oil with a paintbrush or soft cloth. Cover the entire figure with oil. Wipe the surface gently with a soft cloth to take off the excess oil.
Paste Wax- A very thin, even coat of wax should be applied with a soft cloth. Allow the wax to sit and dry before polishing. Wax should be applied after bronze has been cleaned and dried. Do not apply if using lemon oil.
Do Nothing: Many bronze owners prefer to sit back and enjoy the natural reaction and aging process of their sculpture.
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Ancient Sculpture Gallery is proud to present you with lost wax bronze reproductions of statues and busts from the Egyptian, Greek, Hellenistic, Roman, Asian Oriental, and Western civilizations. “Lost Wax” bronze (or hot-cast bronze) is actually 100% pure Bronze – essentially copper and tin. The making of a “lost wax” bronze is a complex and time consuming process, and specific technical expertise is needed to accomplish the task of making a bronze. The most known and used process for making “lost wax” involves pouring of molten bronze. This is the same method used by the ancient civilizations to create bronze sculptures. Our lost wax bronze sculptures are produced in this same technique.