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ABOUT US

Avontuur Figurines specialises in high quality African animal figurines, mainly sourced from South Africa.  Many items are hand-made or hand-finished resulting  in unique collectors pieces.

Where our figurines represent an endangered species we will make a small donation to an appropriate wildlife charity (See product description).

ABOUT OUR PRODUCTS

OUR BRONZE ANIMAL RANGE:

Our real bronze sculptures make wonderful statement pieces for the home or for display, the sort of pieces that are becoming increasingly popular and you can’t ignore.  Produced by the traditional “lost wax” process and with expert workmanship, superior materials and careful attention to design and finishing our range is second to none.

Each sculpture is expertly finished by hand to create its unique details. The sculpture then receives an advanced protective coating, a technology that has been developed in the USA. Further extensive finishing work is carried out by specialists in South Africa including an anti-tarnish treatment followed by the painstaking process of hand painting the contrasting detailing onto the silver plated sculptures, or hand polishing the classic bronze finished pieces. You will not be disappointed with these beautiful durable sculptures.

Our larger real bronze pieces are shipped from South Africa on a “to order” basis. Customers will need to place a specific order with our South African supplier directly.

OUR COLD CAST BRONZE FIGURINES:

Our Cold Cast Bronze figurines are produced using a bonded limestone mix, which, once cast and cured, creates a strong and durable material similar to ceramic. A thin coat of bronze on the surface gives the piece the look and feel of real bronze which is enhanced by hand to add emphasis and contrast.

Our bronzed range are superior pieces. They bear a surprising amount of detail. Unlike some inferior figurines found on the market today, there are no ugly joins and because the bronze finish is not just painted on, they will not fade or tarnish.

OUR SOLID PEWTER AFRICAN WILDLIFE COLLECTION

Each animal figurine is crafted from heavy solid pewter and then given a thin layer of copper. This layer of copper creates a surface that is ideal for electroplating the brushed satin-finish pewter. The end result is a beautiful stylised figurine ready for display or even for use as a classy paperweight.

Please note: dimensions and other information about our products can be found by clicking on the item. Pictures may not be to scale or may not include the whole image. Image colours will vary depending on how they are viewed.

If you would like further information about any of our products please email us at contact@judyavontuur.uk