The ancient lost wax process is used in the making of all our fine quality copper and gilt statues. This is a time consuming process where a wax model of the statue is prepared entirely by hand. It is then covered in clay and heated until the wax melts. Moulten copper alloy is then poured into the cavity and the original wax model becomes visible in the metal. The statue is then smoothed and the finer detail is added by hand.When the image is ready, gold or silver are applied by fire gilding the statue. The whole process is highly skilled work, making Lost Wax statues the very best in the world.
A single statue can take many weeks or months to create, which is why they are more expensive than other metal statues seen in the marketplace.
Unless otherwise stated, all of our statues are crafted in copper and partially gilded with 24k gold. The faces are also hand painted using paint enriched with real gold.