This fairy was cast in a silicon bronze alloy. Her dress has been coloured with a cold enamel. She has been cast with yellow brassfor her wings and hair. The shell was cast in yellow brass.
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 modeled 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.
I have mounted this work on white marble.
Height: 19 cm
Width: 23 cm
Depth: 16 cm
Weight: 3.6 kg