The fairy has been cast with yellow brass for her wings and hair. The snail and shells were cast in white bronze.
The fairy was cast in a natural bronze alloy.
The treasure chest and cannon and carriage were cast in silicon bronze. A liver of sulphur patina was applied to the treasure chest and cannon carriage.
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.
I have mounted this work on a wonderful piece of quartz agate.
The work is made by hand. The agate reminds me of the ocean with the blue and white and gold streaks in the stone. 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 yellow brass has 63% copper, 1% lead, and various amounts of zinc and tin. The natural bronze contains 90% copper with tin. The silicon bronze contains 95% Cu, 4% Si, 1% Mn.
Height: 20 cm
Width: 23 cm
Depth: 17 cm
Weight: 4.2 kg