LABRADOR PLAYING WITH TOY
Life-sized bronze ‘Labrador Playing With Toy’ sculpture by Tanya Russell MRBS – a bronze Labrador statue and labrador garden ornament.
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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: 78 W: 120 D: 30 centimeters
Imperial – H: 31 W: 47 D: 12 inches
(Height / Width / Depth)
As this sculpture is handmade the bronze colour may vary.
The beautiful bronze Labrador Playing With Toy 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.
This casting is a perfect recreation of the original sculpture and bears the artist’s signature and its own unique edition number.
Foundry Bronze Edition: 25
Bronze Resin Edition: 25
The inspiration behind the sculpture
Rio was commissioned alongside her companion Toby. Where Toby was an older dog who enjoyed a good cuddle, Rio was bouncy and energetic and the owners wanted to capture her playing with her toy in the garden.
How it was made
I visited Rio and took lots of photographs of her in a variety of poses. I watched her expressions and mannerisms, and heard about the way she behaved at home with her family. After that, with her owners, I decided which pose would suit her best, then proceeded to model Rio in clay.
Once I’d sculpted Rio 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 love Rio too – but she does feel bigger than Rio in real life, and the face isn’t 100% perfect, but she is still good!”
Delivery & returns
International delivery is available.
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 labrador 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.