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Bronze Acanthus Leaf and Granite Headstone


What you are looking at is a traditional granite headstone.  Recessed into this granite headstone is a bronze acanthus leaf and rosette.


To create this leaf, the original parts were hand forged with steel.  Hand forging means forming hot metal parts into shape with a hammer and anvil.


Actually, there were two leaves and two rosettes forged.  The second pair of each, were made a little larger and layered behind the original set.  The layering gives the metalwork more visual (and actual) depth.


Once the forged steel was completed, it was sent off to a foundry where it was reproduced in statuary bronze.


The finished bronze comes with a saddle brown/grey finish which will turn green with time


 


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