This bronze hippo sculpture has a very funny shape. It was only half exposed outside the manhole cover as if it had just come out of the drain. It is supported on the ground with only two front legs. The facial expressions look very simple and honest. Although only a sculpture, this bronze sculpture looks very realistic. Especially when this sculpture is placed on a city street, you would feel like a large size animal has inadvertently entered the bustling city. It feels new and interesting. We have many customers buying this kind of garden sculpture as a landscape.
In addition to this interesting bronze hippo statue, Trevi has a variety of classic or famous bronze hippo sculptures. For example, hippos swimming, hippos drinking water, and other shapes such as little hippos. In short, as long as it is the style and shape you want, we could provide you with corresponding model drawings. And our hippo sculpture could also change different colors. Because we would provide customized service for each customer. We always hope that every customer who buys a bronze hippo sculpture at Trevi would derive happiness from the sculpture. In fact, many customers express their satisfaction with the bronze animal statues we make.
Trevi is proficient in bronze casting. Our factory has been making sculptures for over 30 years. And many of our artists learn professional bronze casting skills at an early age.
In addition to the high-end casting level, all bronze statues in our factory are made of high-quality bronze using a more advanced lost-wax process. In this way, the surface of the sculpture we cast is almost indestructible. The production of bronze begins with the making of clay molds and ends with the final coloring. There are a total of 33 steps in the middle, and each step needs to be carefully operated by our top masters. Therefore, the production process of bronze sculptures is complicated and strict. Trevi insists on using the most high-end casting technology, just to create more exquisite works of art for customers and improve the collection value of sculptures.
Trevi is not just a sculpture manufacturing facility. There is also a professional team to manage the delivery and after-sales.
On the one hand, before shipping, we would inform the customer in advance of the taxes and fees of their location. This would save customers a lot of trouble. If you have other concerns, you could always contact our after-sales service. Our team would try their best to help you solve the problem.
On the other hand, we support various shipping methods, including sea, air, etc. The choice of the specific shipping method would be determined according to the needs of the customer, and the shipping cost would only cost you a very low price.
It is worth mentioning that we would purchase full insurance for each sculpture. You would also be paid by the insurance company if the sculpture is damaged in transit. If your sculpture is damaged in transit, the insurance company would pay for you.
It’s worth mentioning that we have big discounts in April. At that time we would provide the best price for our customers, if you like this hippo sculpture, then don’t miss this chance.
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.
What kind of sculpture is right for me?
We have a tremendous inventory of existing designs and unique items that we have been collecting for many years. After reviewing the website, Contact Us if you are unable to find what you are looking for.
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.