STANDING CHIHUAHUA SCULPTURE
“Dolly the Chihuahua was fun, vivacious and interested. I really enjoyed working with her. Dolly was extremely good while I took her measurements, and was far more confident than many of the big dogs I work with. She was commissioned in both Foundry Bronze and Bronze Resin.”
This bronze chihuahua statue bears Tanya’s signature and unique edition number. Your casting of the Standing Chihuahua sculpture will be personally approved and will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
10% of the proceeds from this bronze dog sculpture support ‘The Dogs Trust’ animal charity.
FREE DELIVERY to the United Kingdom.
Dimensions & Sizing
Metric – H: 36 W: 44 D: 15 centimeters
Imperial – H: 14 W: 17 D: 6 inches
(Height / Width / Depth)
Foundry Bronze Edition: 50
Bronze Resin Edition: 50
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.
Sculpture Description, Bases & Fixings
Suitable for outdoor display as a chihuahua garden ornament or chihuahua memorial statue.
This sculpture is mounted on a Foundry Bronze or Bronze Resin base depending on which material you choose. If requested this statue can be provided with screw-in threaded rods, which allow you to bolt it onto, or glue it into, hard surfaces. Alternatively, if requested, we can provide fixed (for bronze metal only) or screw in security rings, which will allow you to lock the sculpture to a buried security chain.
This sweet lifesized chihuahua statue is sculpted by the artist Tanya Russell, who is the UK’s pre-eminent dog sculptor. Tanya has a passion for improving the welfare of the animals she sculpts and 10% of all proceeds from the Standing Chihuahua statue will go to the ‘Dogs Trust’, a charity that provides sanctuary and rehoming services for dogs in the UK and also lobbies for welfare policy changes all over the world.
The Standing Chihuahua is a limited edition sculpture, and your piece will be a superb recreation of the original clay chihuahua dog sculpture, taken from a mould. Your bronze dog sculpture can be cast in Bronze Resin or Foundry Bronze metal depending on which material you prefer.
How The Sculpture Was Made
I visited Dolly 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 Dolly in clay.
Once I’d sculpted Dolly 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.
Delivery & Returns
Delivery costs are calculated once you add a sculpture to your bag. Contact us for other delivery options like collection or express delivery for bulky sculptures.
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.
This sculpture is new and has not received any testimonials yet.
Maintenance & Security
Take a look at our information pages for detailed guidance on:
Commission A Bespoke Dog Sculpture
If you would like to commission a made-to-order dog sculpture, 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.