This bronze figurine measures 6 inches high by 7 inches long by 4 inches wide. The dog has an inquisitive look with his head down and his folds of skin falling around his face as he watches a turtle at his feet. The bronze casting is filled with plaster and weighs over 6 pounds. The process is described below.Most bronzes are actually hollow-cast. One method of hollow casting is to allow the molten wax in the dampened mold to only partially harden and then pour out the excess wax, leaving the mold lined with a thin shell of wax. This shell is then filled with plaster to form the core. To ensure that the final bronze has walls of uniform thickness, this core must be securely fixed in place within the final casting mold. This can be done by penetrating the wax shell down to the core surface with numerous bits of fine iron wire or small nails. These are left projecting so as to engage the final investment and keep the core propped in place within the mold after the wax has been burned out.
From this point on, the casting procedure is identical to directly cast bronzes. CONDITION: Minor scuffing to the bronze finish felt bottom is partially torn, no repairs to the casting. Any white spots are reflections from the lighting. The item "Vintage Bronze Bloodhound Dog and Turtle Figure" is in sale since Sunday, May 26, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Animals\Dogs\Bloodhound".The seller is "dobermanhistory" and is located in Fulton, Maryland. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Uruguay, Russian federation.