‘HOPE’ RESCUE DOG WAVING PAW SCULPTURE
Windowsill-sized bronze ‘Hope’ Begging Rescue Dog sculpture by Tanya Russell MRBS – a bronze ‘Hope’ Begging Rescue Dog statue and crossbreed dog ornament for the home.
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Which material to choose?
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.
Metric – H: 13 W: 13 D: 6 centimetres
Imperial – H: 5 W: 5 D: 2 inches
(Height / Width / Depth)
As this sculpture is handmade the bronze colour may vary.
The beautiful bronze ‘Hope’ Begging Rescue Dog sculpture is a casting of an original sculpture. It is hand cast by a British foundry or resin caster and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. This is an original foundry or resin casting of the sculptor’s work that she has personally approved.
Foundry Bronze Edition: Open (Unlimited)
Bronze Resin Edition: Open (Unlimited)
The inspiration behind the sculpture
The ‘Hope’ Rescue Dog sculpture is part of my Charities Range. 100% of the proceeds go to Doris Banham Dog Rescue.
Doris Banham Dog Rescue was set up in memory of Doris Banham, the mother of founder Trudie James. The cornerstone of the Charity is to always rescue those dogs in greatest need. This policy leads them to focus on the forgotten pound dogs on death row in council pounds. Doris Banham Dog Rescue alleviates their suffering and saves their lives.
Council pounds hold many lost and abandoned dogs picked up by dog wardens. Pounds may euthanise these dogs after only 7 days if their owner has not reclaimed them. Much-loved pets are put to sleep after just one week when owners don’t locate them in time. Of the 10’s of 1000’s of dogs that are stolen each year in the UK some of these end up in the pounds. For those that are not micro chipped and typically hundreds of miles from their owners, they face certain death if a rescue does not take them.
How it was made
When I model animals I try where possible to find examples from life. I also use many photos – often hundreds – showing the animal (and other animals of the breed or species). This helps me sculpt their anatomical features. I study the way that hair, fur or skin lies over their muscles or alters their shape, and their different poses and attitudes.
The ‘Hope’ Begging Rescue Dog sculpture was modelled in wax, over a steel and aluminium armature for support. After the ‘Hope’ Begging Rescue Dog statue was finished a rubber mould was taken, with ‘keys’ placed in the rubber to ensure proper positioning. Then a shell of fibreglass was applied, to protect the mould and support it during the casting process.
“I have recieved your beautiful ‘Hope’ sculpture without problem. I trust your wonderful work rescuing and rehoming dogs will be a success.”
“Sarah loves him and says it is a beautiful reminder of all the qualities of Charlie.”
“I am very pleased to let you know that the Hope sculpture arrived safely today. I think it will be named “Hugo” as from his picture he is very similar to our adored “Smudge” who is a cross between a boxer and a border collie and very lovable. He can now make friends with Roberto (the elephant) and the sleeping horse.
Thanks very much.”
“they are lovely . They will make great presents thank you.”
Delivery & returns
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If you are an international buyer, you may need to pay local customs duties or taxes when importing a sculpture into your country. This most often applies to more valuable sculptures. Your local customs and taxes are not prepaid for you. If you contact us we can try to estimate them for you.
Sculpture that is broken in transit to you may be returned, and a replacement sculpture will be sent to you, at no further cost. If no replacement is available, we will cast a new one for you, or offer you a refund.
Commissioning a bespoke dog sculpture
If you would like to commission a made-to-order dog sculpture, or your own bronze rescue dog statue, first of all I recommend looking at the information about bespoke sculptures on my dog commissions page. In particular, this should help guide you on sizing and possibly pricing.
Afterwards, please contact me about your idea.