Protecting the Booty
This is a 1:7 scale solid bronze cast statue of a saucy pirate wench sitting on a bronze treasure chest.
Velvet has been cast with an ancient bronze alloy made from copper and tin. Her stockings and three corner pirate hat have been cast in a white bronze alloy. Her boots and the treasure chest were cast in silicon bronze.
Velvet is set into a custom fabricated granite base with a 3/16 inch solid brass pin. She can be lifted off the base and the treasure chest top can be opened. The interior of the chest is lined with black velvet and may contain valuable gems, coins, or other jewels. It is particularly appropriate to hide an engagement ring.
The treasure chest contains 500 grams of bronze. Velvet contains 720 grams of bronze.
She has been coloured with a heat cured decorative enamel that is virtually equivalent to hard-fired enamel.
The cannon is solid cast from silicon bronze. It is mounted on a bronze cast carriage also made from silicon bronze. Both the cannon and the carriage have been given a liver of sulphur patina. The cannon is decorated with mermaids on each side.
Two solid bronze cast shells are positioned near the treasure chest.
A Jolly Roger pirate flag is mounted on a brass rod.
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. The natural bronze is 90% copper with an amount of tin and fits into the CDA#90700 category. The yellow brass has 63% copper, 1% lead, and various amounts of zinc and tin.
Height: 24.5 cm
Width: 24.0 cm
Depth: 19.5 cm
Weight: 5.7 kg