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QUESTION: I have three Remington sculptures. I know they are not original.Each one has inscribed on it Copyrighted by Frederic Remington On the back there is a number stamped 40/100 on one
65/100 on one, and 35/100 on one. They are very heavy and on a marble base that are three colors. Green ,Black and White or grayish. Each base has a gold marker with the name of the sculpture.There are no foundry markings that I can identify.Are there some marking or clues that you could recommend that would help me know where they may have been made ? Thank you. Milt F

ANSWER: Hello Milton.  Unfortunately there are no universal measures to make such determinations.  There have been myriad makers of reproduction Remingtons, so it would be impossible to speculate.  Your best bet would be to consider where it was purchased and send images to local foundries.   

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QUESTION: Matt -
Why do foundries not mark their reproductions with their names. It would seem they would be proud of their work. 35cty
Thank you. Milt Fronsoe

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Hello again, Milt.  There are a variety of reasons why a foundry might not mark their work.  A foundry might have an arrangement with a reseller not to mark it so that business doesn't go directly to the foundry and circumvent the reseller.  Another might not mark the work because it is being produced for a private individual such as the artist who created the original artwork, and that individual may not want the mark to obscure their claim to the work.  Also, some less reputable foundries might not mark their work so that the pieces can be passed off as original  

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I can answer questions in reference to bronze casting (the lost wax process & copper alloys) & finishing. I can also answer questions about sculpture in general including: armature building, clay construction (plastalines and oil-based clays), fabrication, TIG arc welding (including aluminum), metal chasing and finishing, patination, and wax sculpture construction (including modeling waxes, casting waxes, and sprue waxes). I also have a limited knowledge of copyright law as it pertains to the fine art maker and his/her work. I do not claim to have any particular knowledge in the fields of bronze art antiquities and their values, or the value of work created by specific artists or their processes.

Experience

I have been working with bronze for over a decade and a half. I studied the lost wax process in college, went on to study the art abroad in Cortona Italy, and continued as an apprentice at the Johnson Atelier in Trenton, NJ. My love for the medium carried me on to take it up professionally. Now, I produce my bronze work and the work of others with my own company: "Inspired Bronze Inc".

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Inspired Bronze, Fine Art America

Education/Credentials
Graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor degree of Fine Arts (BFA) from the University of Hartford Art School University of Georgia Studies Abroad Program graduate: Cortona, Italy Johnson Atelier School of Sculpture apprentice program graduate: 1st Class Apprentice

Awards and Honors
Charles Salsbury Award (artistic excellence) "Mostra" exhibit-Cortona, Italy, Orlando Museum of Art-1st Thursdays exhibit, exhibited in AIDS benefit show 97, '98, 3rd place in ArtWorks Gallery juried exhibiton 99, University of Hartford Grant recipient for four years

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