Brandywine Studio Inc. - Wildlife in Bronze

Expeditions and Field Study Modeling in Clay Lost Wax Process-Mold Making Lost Wax Process-Casting Finishing Provenance
Corporations and Museums Kings, Queens, Presidents, notables and private collectors
Current and Future Exhibitions Past Exhibitions Works on Public Display
African - Jungle Gym Amphibians Animals Birds Fish Marine Mammals Miscellaneous What's New In the Works Outdoor Installations Cousteau Series Porcelain Gamefish The First Ten
Provenance

Once the finishing is complete, the bronze is ready for delivery. Obara casts limited editions of his works, usually five or ten, but never more than fifteen. At a client's request, he will create a "unique" or 1/1 edition—the only one in the world.  After the final edition has been cast, the mold is broken into multiple parts and destroyed, a guarantee that no more castings will ever be made. 

 


Obara's wildlife bronzes come with a signed provenance card in a wax-sealed envelope.


The beginning of a bronze's history

His name, signed and dated in the original clay model, appears in each sculpture.

 

 


He may also use the crest to further personalize a bronze.

 

 

 

 

 

The foundry that does the casting also applies its hallmark to the work.

Click for a 6½ minute video showing Mr. Obara's sculpting processes



Limited edition number (1 of 3)


Provenance envelope


Artist's proof with crest, dated
with Obara's signature


Crest


Foundry hallmark