Bronze Giant Tortoise
This giant tortoise garden statue is an unusual and incredibly lifelike garden sculpture. Almost one metre in length and weighing nearly 20kg, it’s an impressive statement piece. Cast in bronze, our giant tortoise will retain its looks over time and through all weather. With the colour of her tortoiseshell being brown and her body slightly grey, the mixed patinas make her stand out. The casting is first class, with the level of detail in the skin on the body and head clear to see. This giant tortoise garden ornament looks fantastic on a lawn or patio. It can also be used as a fountain, please contact us for more information.
Dimensions: L77cm x H31cm x W51cm
Weight: 19 kg
Delivery: 4 – 7 days
How this bronze giant tortoise is made
Our giant tortoise is handmade using the ‘lost wax’ casting process. This is a traditional method for casting metal that dates back to 3000 BC. It’s a long and labour intensive process but the results are worth it. The lost wax method consistently delivers high quality, detailed pieces. All our statues are finished by experienced craftsmen and glazed using a hot patina and wax.
Bronze is a metal alloy with high copper content. It is resistant to corrosion, extremely hardy and very tough. If cared for properly it will stand the test of time in different weather conditions. Depending on its position and the degree to which it is exposed to the elements, the colour of your bronze statue may change slightly over time. This is perfectly normal for bronze as it oxidizes when exposed to air or other chemicals. You can however maintain its original appearance with minimal effort. We recommend cleaning and waxing statues once or twice a year.