Have you ever wondered why some bronze figures are priced in the lacs and others in the low thousands? This is not only because of the quality of the work but also the name of the sculptor and often the foundry mark. Even slight damage can lower the price. Authentic antique bronze sculptures are considered to be those that are made from the original molds or maquettes and cast by the licensed manufacturers or foundries. By years of handling antiques, we have gained knowledge that there are some clear indications relating to materials and processes which deviate inauthentic bronze sculptures from the authentic antique sculpture.
If you are a beginner as a collector you need a lot to know before paying big money. Keep in mind these factors –