Lovers in France: Romantic Bronze Couple with Black Patina
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Lovers at the French Riviera
A pair of two romantic bronze sculptures / figurines.
This bronze couple is a perfect gift for lifelong lovers, loving couples, and the 8th year bronze anniversary!
These 4" bronze sculptures are created and cast using the lost wax process, the same way precious jewelry is made.
Each bronze figure is then carefully finished, to achieve either a polished or rustic look. This couple can be mounted on Texas Shell Stone or New Mexico Travertine.
These stone bases include fossils and/or crystals, and as they are natural stone, no two are alike.
Please contact me it you have special concerns or need me to create a custom order.
Romantic sitting figurines
Size: small pair 4"
Ideal gift for an 8th anniversary, bronze anniversary, etc....
A little description of creation and casting process:
Creating an original bronze sculpture is quite involved and labor intensive.
I start out modeling the original either in clay or another sculpting material from wax to wood.
I sculpt with the human emotion and connectedness in mind. All of my little couples and families should convey that bond.
Upon completion a silicone rubber mold is created and covered with plaster for multiple reuses for my larger work. Then liquid hot wax is poured into to mold. When it's hardened it can easily be released from the mold. The unfinished wax copies are carefully reworked with sculpting tools.
Once the waxes are to my satisfaction, I send them to the foundry. They attach the spruces, dip them into a ceramic mixture until a shell of about and inch has built up. Then they are adding the waxes in their shell to the kiln. The wax is molten out and the negative is retained in the ceramic shell mold. Then the liquid bronze (it's super hot) is poured into this second mold. After a cooling time the shell is destroyed. The cleanup takes a while, and the rest is sandblasted. The spruces are roughly cut with a plasma cutter. Then I receive the raw bronze back.
Some welding might be necessary, as well as metal cutting, chasing, and sanding.
After the raw bronze is once more sandblasted and carefully cleaned, I apply the patina, either with hot or cold application, which takes a while to oxidize. Sometimes it takes a few days to get the desired result. Then parts are highlighted by polishing and a protective coating is sprayed on as a last finishing step.
Shipping from United States
1-3 business days
Estimated shipping times
- North America : 3 - 6 business days
- Europe : 8 - 13 business days
- Australia, New Zealand and Oceania : 8 - 13 business days
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Customs and import taxes
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Returns & Exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- Items on sale
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
I will only use your shipping and billing address, and contact information
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
- For legal reasons (like paying taxes)
Frequently Asked Questions
Custom and personalized orders
The artist Yenny Cocq will personally work with you on your custom order. For larger custom orders a 50% downpayment is required.
Custom orders are limited to the figurines that I use to mix and match.
Any other orders are special one of a kind commissions and require upfront payment as well as a clear scope of work. Please inquire further.
I do not engrave your sculpture. I can sign it on the bottom of the stone base. If you want it engraved take it to a local engraver.
Stone bases can not be shipped to Australia!
The sculptures are created in the lost wax casting process. No pair is alike and the shape and patina vary. The sculptures are either waxed or sprayed with a protective coating that prevents further tarnishing. Occasional light dusting or polishing with a soft cloth will not harm your sculpture. Harsh cleaners or abrasives will damage the coating. If you have purchased a natural stone base with your sculpture, be aware that these are also one of a kind. Natural cracks and enclosures are adding to the texture of the stone. If your sculpture is unmounted, you can apply some museum putty to keep them in place. You can also move them around and play with them to express a mood.
If you want to mount them outdoors please contact me.
Yes we Wholesale:
either go the my etsy wholesale portion or visit www.yennycocqsculpture.com sign in with your company or gallery name and purchase at 50% minimum purchases required for fist time buyers.
Gift wrapping and packaging
I usually provide a nice pillow box and a ribbon for my small sculptures.
The stones are wrapped in bubble wrap. Larger mounted sculptures are not gift wrapped.
Please request special gift wrap and gift message.
For special wedding or larger anniversary gifts I will charge a gift wrap fee.
It is at times difficult to make out the size from an image. Make sure you read the description carefullyAll my sculptures have the dimensions in the text. . I can send you images with a tape measure to show the exact size of the sculpture and base.