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Bronze resin:  Sold out

Foundry bronze:  last edition available now - £3250


Transport yourself to a world of enchantment and grace, inspired by Degas's ballerina girls and the French ballet 'Le Papillon'.


A ballerina, her back arched, head tilted to the sky, as she extends her arm wide to welcome a delicate butterfly onto her hand. Sunlight warming closed eyelids. The smell and sway of wildflowers. A butterfly gently touches her skin, as the birds sings their happy songs.


The scene is filled with magical charm and whimsy, as if it has emerged from a fairy tale.

Let yourself be swept away into this otherworldly realm, where beauty and elegance intertwine.


Experience the ethereal dance of the ballerina and the graceful flight of the butterfly, merging together in a mesmerizing spectacle.


Art is not what you see, but what you make others see’ ~  Degas


A bronze sculpture stands proudly, as a timeless testament.


Its form, frozen in time, captivates viewers with its intricate details and graceful contours. The rich patina of the bronze surface tells a story of age and endurance, a silent witness to the passage of time.


Each curve and line whispers of the creator's hands, breathing life into the inert metal  - whether capturing a moment of triumph, a fleeting emotion, or an eternal truth, the bronze sculpture invites contemplation and reflection, bridging the gap between art and reality.


With its enduring presence, it stands as a symbol of beauty and strengt, transcending generations to inspire awe and admiration for centuries to come.


  • always limited edition series

  • made in UK/Ireland by family foundries

  • quality bronze metals used (85% copper/tin, etc)

  • certificate of authenticity for bronzes

Suitable for in or outdoor settings.

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Le Papillon ~ the ballerina & the butterfly : Foundry bronze

  • Size:

    Metric – H: 82 W: 30 D: 20 centimetres (height / width / depth)

    Imperial – H: 32 W: 12 D: 8 inches  (height / width / depth)

    mounted on 3 cms integral base with threaded hole for rod to be placed on the underside to mount onto any hard surface.

    Weight -    25 kgs ~ foundry bronze

    Medium: Foundry bronze

    Foundry Bronze – – refers to the poured molten metal that is cast solid or hollow, depending on size, at a bronze foundry (using the traditional lost wax process). It is more robust and will appreciate in value.

    Foundry Bronze metal is a copper and tin alloy that is shaped using the traditional method of bronze casting, using the lost wax process – used by sculptors in ancient Greece.

    The bronze is melted at extremely high temperatures and then poured into a ceramic mould. The lost wax method of casting is a highly skilled, complex, time-consuming and labour intensive process.  

    The skill required in the casting, combined with the innate value of the bronze (which is made from copper and tin), gives rise to the comparatively high price of a bronze sculpture.

    Foundry Bronze sculpture lasts indefinitely and as the premier and most authentic sculptural material is often considered to be an investment. It is much harder to repair than cold cast bronze if it is damaged, but damage is much less likely due to its strength and durability.

    Production time: 8 - 10 weeks upon receipt of deposit

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