What You Need to Know About the Cost of a Bronze Statue
Thinking about ordering a custom-made bronze statue for your school campus, city park, office, or home? Want to add a classic bronze statue to your garden, gatehouse, or pool area? Wondering what the price will be, and what’s included in the cost?
Here at Bronzeman, we know that buying a bronze statue isn’t something you do every day, and we’re honored to be a part of your special purchase. We’ve put together this bronze statue price guide to help you understand what factors are involved in the cost of either a ready-made or custom bronze statue.
The Basics – What Bronze Is Made Of
As with any type of statue, the price of the raw materials needed to make a bronze statue has a significant impact on the final price of each piece. Bronze is an alloy – a metal that is made by combining different metals to make a metal that is much stronger than either one of the source elements.
Bronze is made from a combination of mostly copper and tin. This alloy has been traced back to approximately 3000 BC, making it one of the oldest known alloy metals used by man. Because bronze is significantly stronger than both stone or marble and it can be cast into highly detailed pieces, bronze quickly became a popular medium for artists.
Like all metals, the price of copper fluctuates based on international supply and demand. When the raw materials needed to make bronze rise, that cost is passed along to the foundries, and in turn, results in a rise in the market price of bronze statues.
The Size of the Piece
Bronze statues range in size from relatively small, desktop pieces to massive, life-size replicas of majestic animals and historical figures. Generally speaking, the larger the statue is, the higher you can expect the price to be, especially if you are shopping for a custom-made piece. Larger statues require more molding material, more labor, and a greater volume of metal.
The Detail of the Statue
Bronze statues are created by pouring liquid bronze into a mold that is made by hand. The more detail there is in the design, the more skill and time it takes to create the mold – that’s why highly-detailed pieces are often priced much higher than similarly-sized statues with simple designs.
The Casting Technique Used
Here at Bronzeman, we specialize in selling bronze statues that are made using ancient, labor-intensive casting methods. Although these methods cost more than some of the newer techniques, we believe the life-like details and stunning patinas in our pieces is worth the price.
Custom vs. Ready-Made
If you are looking for the most affordable way to invest in a bronze statue, you’ll appreciate the value offered by a ready-made piece. These quality statues are available in a wide range of sizes and styles here at Bronzeman where we have over 1,000 pieces in stock.
Of course, if you are in the market for a unique bronze statue, our network of highly skilled bronze artists can create a stunning, one-of-a-kind statue using the ancient “Lost Wax Process” – a labor-intensive process that delivers exceptional results.
Since custom ordered bronze statues involve a great deal of time and a highly experienced artist, the cost of customized statues, memorial plaques, and commissions are greater than what you would pay for a similarly-sized stock piece.
Have Questions? We’re Here To Help
Remember, a quality bronze statue is truly an investment that’s designed to last forever. If you have any questions about the information in our bronze statue price guide, our in-stock bronze statues, or ordering a custom bronze statue, contact us by calling 1-877-528-2531 or complete our online inquiry form.
We have over 25 years of experience in supplying premium-quality bronze statues to discerning buyers worldwide, and we take pride in providing you with hand-crafted pieces at very affordable prices.