STANDING AKITA SCULPTURE
Windowsill-sized bronze ‘Standing Akita’ sculpture by Tanya Russell MRBS – a bronze standing akita statue and akita 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: 22 W: 23 D: 7 centimeters
Imperial – H: 8 1/2 W: 9 D: 3 inches
(Height / Width / Depth)
As this sculpture is handmade the bronze colour may vary.
The beautiful bronze Standing Akita 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
My Standing Akita was a commission of Rocco, who in his prime was a big, beautiful boy and a wonderful family dog. He was wonderful with the children and the other dogs in the household. While quite elderly when I met him, his family shared great memories of him with me, which I drew on to create his commission.
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 Standing Akita sculpture was modelled in wax, over a steel and aluminium armature for support. After the Standing Akita 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.
Got a pleasant surprise when I opened a package with a Rocco’s sculpture in it! It’s absolutely beautiful. So pleased with it!
Delivery & returns
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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 standing akita 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.