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Bronze Sculptures Are A Class Apart

Mar 29, 2008
There is even an era named after bronze, called of course, the Bronze Era. Bronze is a artistic material that ages gracefully and over time, bronze will acquire its own variational colors of brown and or bluish-greenish shades. If you have the awful misfortune of a piece being broken off of the bronze art work, you can have it professionally repaired or correct the issue yourself by using a soft solder to repair at the broken area and then apply a bronze colored lacquer to the repaired soldered area. Color and polish the once damaged spot until you have a match between the repaired area and the rest of the bronze piece.

With bronze being one of the oldest forms of art, it is also one of the sturdiest, to outlast most all other types of material arts throughout time. Bronze came about during some of the earliest of civilizations like China, Egypt, Greece and Rome. Artifacts found in several various archaeological digs over the past several decades, brings about bronze items of coins to statues.

Through the centuries of time, bronze has been used in numerous ways like to cast large church and town ringing bells to aid in wars for several different army's by the cannons being made completely of bronze. There is even an era named after bronze, called of course, the Bronze Era. During the Victorian age, the original Victoria Crosses were made from bronze, and the Indian and British craftsmen were making small statuettes along with other various objects of artistic works. These items of rarity are highly sought after in our day and age by many of the antique collectors.

Bronze is a artistic material that ages gracefully and over time, bronze will acquire its own variational colors of brown and or bluish-greenish shades. This is a naturally typical occurrence and can easily be remedied when it happens by gently polishing the bronze artwork by using a dry soft polishing cloth. If there are bright green spots spreading all over the bronze piece, sometimes referred to as Bronze Disease, this type of corrosion can be removed by carefully scraping it off with a knife or by rubbing heavily with a brass cleaning brush. Never use steel or wire brushes because this will damage the antique surface along with making sure to bring back the corrosion again later on. When removing this form of corrosion, there can be a 10% solution of acetic acid mixed with water applied to the corroded areas for easier removal and to lessen any damage during corrosion removal.

If you have the awful misfortune of a piece being broken off of the bronze art work, you can have it professionally repaired or correct the issue yourself by using a soft solder to repair at the broken area and then apply a bronze colored lacquer to the repaired soldered area. Color and polish the once damaged spot until you have a match between the repaired area and the rest of the bronze piece. You can also use a bronze wax gult, and all though the end results may look good, there will be a weakness at the adjoined area and the durability will be compromised to chance the art work to brake or easily become damaged again.
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Anita Satin Choudhary writes for Ivory and Art Gallery. Browse the gallery for unique collection of artifacts ranging from Bronze Sculptures to Mammoth Ivory and Netsuke.
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