Value of Bronze Sculpture as an Art Investment
Each bronze is an original, one of a kind, work of art. Bronze sculptures are sold in low numbered limited editions of each design. Authenticity may easily be identified, as the sculptor individually signs and
numbers each sculpture. When an edition is closed or sold out, the molds are destroyed, automatically increasing the value of each member of the edition. According to the Mei Moses art index, original art has
returned 10.5% per annum over the last 50 years. Recently, between 2001 and 2005, art is up 25.2%.
Further benefits of bronze sculptures are their characteristics of durability and low maintenance. The lost wax method of casting has remained relatively unchanged for thousands of years. Today, there are bronze
sculptures that have survived from as far back as 1200 BC in China.
Care of Your Bronze Sculpture
Bronze, as a metal, consists of 97% copper and 3% tin. Bronze will not rust and is virtually impervious to weather. The most fragile part of any bronze sculpture is the patina. Periodic dusting and buffing will
keep indoor sculptures looking the same for hundreds/thousands of years. Outdoor sculptures should be rewaxed once or twice annually to preserve the patina. In the rare event the patina changes dramatically, it can
be redone without any ill effect to the integrity of the sculpture.