Each edition is produced in Somerset using the ancient lost wax or ‘cire perdue’ casting technique, which allows for the smallest detail to be faithfully reproduced in bronze. The earliest examples of this method of bronze casting are known to be at least 5,000 years old.
Once cast, each sculpture is hand finished at the foundry and the colour or ‘patina’ is applied. As bronze is a copper alloy, exposure to sulphur compounds will produce a brown/black colour which is deliberately accelerated by the application of heat. Every patina is unique.
Finally, the piece is polished using traditional beeswax, before mounting on a granite plinth.
Equus I is also available in reconstituted stone, with reconstituted stone mini plinth.
The head on the small plinth stands 42cm high (1' 5") and 48cm (1' 7½") nose to mane.
Small plinth can also sit on large plinth to give an overall height of 136cm (4' 6").
Large plinth 91.5cm(3') High x 34cm(1' 2") Wide x 34cm (1' 2") Deep.
Weight of horses head on small plinth: 40Kg
Weight of horses head on large plinth: --Kg