This fairy was cast in a silicon bronze alloy. Her dress has been coloured with a cold enamel. She has been cast with white bronze for her wings and hair. The snail and turtle and shells were cast in white bronze and plated with 14kt gold.
The fairy can be removed and the treasure chest can be opened. Who knows what coins and gems may be found inside?
The treasure chest and cannon and carriage were cast in silicon bronze. A liver of sulphur patina was applied to the treasure chest.
This cannon is modelled after a 12-pdr bronze cannon cast by the Verbruggen family in England in 1780. The actual cannon weighed 21 hundredweight (2352 pounds) and was 6’6” long. This model cannon weighs about 330 grams and it is about 5.5 inches long.
I’m not kingly enough to put King George’s crest and coat of arms on the cannon. So instead, I attached mermaids to the cannon. They add some perspective as embellishment was typically added to old bronze cannons.
Thirty cannon balls are stacked in a brass monkey waiting to be used.
I have mounted this work on dark granite.
The work is made by hand. The snail adds a unique perspective that might very well suit Peter Pan’s sense of humour.
The white bronze includes 58% copper, 1% lead and various amounts of manganese, zinc and aluminum. The silicon bronze contains 95% Cu, 4% Si, 1% Mn.
Height: 19 cm
Width: 23 cm
Depth: 16 cm
Weight: 3.6 kg