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"Butterfly child" spandrel panel, Nr 1156

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Seller: urbansculptures (831) 100%, Location: Iowa, Ships to: US, Item: 272284283815 Inspired by a terra cotta spandrel panel Once on the Mulcaster Building... New York City, ~ I present ~ Butterfly child Nr 1156 Modelled by Randall Randall is an art scholarship recipient of Iowa Central Community College. Butterfly child panel with a my "Buff Yellow" finish modified a bit experimentally from what I had been doing, and an antiquing wash to give it the appearance of having been on a building facade for many decades. I have not given this experimental finish a name or officially added it to my offerings yet. Butterfly child panel with a my "Buff Yellow" finish modified a bit experimentally from what I had been doing, without the antiquing wash. I have not given this experimental finish a name or officially added it to my offerings yet. WORK IN PROGRESS ORIGINAL CLAY MODEL 11-2-2014 photo before completion of the original model. General information Shipping ORDER SIZE: Nominal size: 19-1/4" high by 22-5/8" wide, 5" deep WEIGHT: 35-40# Please read the entire page, it contains details on finishes, shipping and many answers to the more common questions people have Hand cast replicas of my sculpture will be available in interior cast-stone in your choice of several finishes, this panel will likely be available in exterior concrete as well. The sculpture is a wall hanging piece and comes with a bar hook embedded in the back. HISTORY of the original 1885 design which inspired my model The Mulcaster building was once located at 1156-1162 Third Avenue, NYC (demolished ca 1965) on it’s facade was this charming terracotta spandrel panel, probably more than one existed there originally: Date: ca. 1885 Located in the Brooklyn Museum architectural salvage sculpture garden, a Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Frost. Description: Hand-Pressed, fired red terracotta rectangular plaque with head of a youth, a butterfly-boy or girl sipping nectar from blossoms through a straw. This delightful image of a butterfly girl sipping nectar from blossoms through a straw was modelled in low relief with great delicacy. The highly naturalistic though improbably combination of human, insect, and plant life is conceived in the spirit of an Art Nouveau fantasy. This style of decoration, popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, displayed organically flowing, ofen highly stylized plant forms and found expression not only in architecture, but in design, illustration, and even dress.I decided to make my version of this panel 19″ high, 22″ wide which is the same proportion as the original, but a little smaller and more practical for today's home displays. Additional progress photos will be inserted here as the model progresses, I anticipate completion of this model sometime by the first week of September, you may inquire now or at any time. General information etc applicable to all of my sculptures NOTE: My standard cast-stone is for INTERIOR OR UNDER A COVERED PORCH/SUN ROOM ONLY! Out in the garden they might last 4 or 5 years, maybe longer before showing weathering damage. If you are looking for something to place in the garden or build into a wall, I offer concrete as a special order item which takes approx 3 weeks. Not all pieces are available in concrete, inquire before ordering. All of these sculptures have a heavy wire embedded on the back to hang them on the wall. I own the originals, copyrights in most cases, and the molds, I can produce any quantity and custom configurations as well. All of my sculptures are personally hand-cast in my home studio, they are signed, numbered and dated. These are finished to order at the time of purchase. Randall featured in the New York Times Sunday May 20th, 2007 City section Pg CY9 Article on my work in the Blanden Memorial Fine Art Museum's quarterly magazine in Ft Dodge, where a dozen of my works are being exhibited for three months, and a quick photo of part of the display there; Portion of a full page article by a local newspaper on my work, for an artist reception at a local museum. FINISHES AVAILABLE I offer at least 5 different finishes, on certain pieces- 2 metallics are standard. Finishes are YOUR CHOICE which you want on your sculpture. They vary from piece to piece, and actual colors displayed on your monitor will vary as well. From left to right in the photo below, they are; Old Dirty Bronze (metallic) Old Dirty Nickel (metallic) Dirty limestone grey- varies from near black to very light grey. Buff yellow. Red terra cotta. SHIPPING NOTICE I use FedEx ground service for all shipments in the lower 48 states. I no longer ship outside the US. I ship these larger panels in plywood CRATES instead of cardboard boxes. NOTICE:Designs in the Urban Sculptures Collection are copyrighted with all rights reserved, this includes reproductions of antique pieces upon which I made certain modifications, alterations or changes- the changes are copyright and reproduction of same would constitute copyright infringement. I do not sell molds, nor casts for others to replicate and will enforce my proprietary rights. I reserve the right to decline sales to anyone. Original clay models by Randall all carry my impressed model numbers and dog paw-print logo, date of creation and signature on one of the sides, the casting number and casting date are inscribed by hand on the back of every cast. Questions? need more information, photos? help with your personal decorating project? talk to me! use the "contact seller link." Randall's Urban Sculptures Collection, web gallery, and sculpture studio. A historical photo essay of lost buildings from NYC's architectural history. All photos and accompanying text are (C) Randall's Urban Sculptures Collection, all rights reserved.

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