WIGGLING SPANIEL SCULPTURE
Life-sized bronze Wiggling Spaniel sculpture by Tanya Russell MRBS – a bronze Spaniel statue and spaniel 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: 29 W: 95 D: 52 centimeters
Imperial – H: 11 W: 37 D: 20 inches
(Height / Width / Depth)
As this sculpture is handmade the bronze colour may vary.
The beautiful bronze Wiggling Spaniel 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
The Wiggling Spaniel sculpture is based on Millie, a lovely cocker spaniel owned by a gentlemen who commissioned the sculpture as a surprise gift for his wife. The spaniel sculpture was shown by arrangement at Chelsea Flower Show, where its discovery brought the lady quite to tears.
I was extremely happy to have been able to bring joy to Millie’s lovely family, and I particularly enjoyed sculpting such a natural, wonderful pose.
How it was made
I visited Millie 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 Millie in clay.
Once I’d sculpted Millie 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.
“Just wanted to thank you for such a lovely piece and going along with the whole charade. We are all utterly chuffed with the outcome and just planning where, in the sun, hard Millie will go.”
“Many thanks for arranging delivery of the Spaniel sculpture over the weekend. She has been named as “Henrietta” as we have a real Working Cocker Spaniel called Henry. The sculpture looks great and we are now trying her out in different locations to find her ideal resting place.”
“All best wishes and thank you for much admired ‘Folly’.”
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.
Commissioning a bespoke dog sculpture
If you would like to commission a made-to-order dog sculpture, or your own bronze spaniel 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.