cire perdue


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cire perdue

(sir pɛrdy)
n
(Metallurgy) a method of casting bronze, in which a mould is formed around a wax pattern, which is subsequently melted and drained away
[literally: lost wax]

cire perdue

(French: “lost wax”) A traditional method for casting bronze sculptures. The model with a waxed surface is enclosed in the mold. The wax is melted and runs through holes at the bottom. Molten metal is then poured through holes at the top, filling up the space left by the wax.
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The record-breaking cire perdue vase is entitled Deux Figures Femmes Aillee and features two winged female nudes with outstretched arms.
This stage allows Newton an opportunity for fine-tuning before the final, irrevocable transfiguration into bronze using the cire perdue or 'lost wax' method.
The cire perdue - or "lost wax" - cast decanter was hand-crafted by Lalique.
The Macallan 64 Year Old in Lalique: Cire Perdue raised a total of $600,000 (pounds 373,000) Charity: water founder Scott Harrison said: "We are delighted that the proceeds from this historic auction will help fund our efforts.
Vase was made by an ancient process known as cire perdue and involves a wax model being covered in plaster and heated
Coveted by bidders around the world, The Macallan[R] 64 Year Old in Lalique: Cire Perdue sold for $460,000 in a lively auction at Sotheby's in New York City.
The cire perdue method differs slightly from this, but also uses wax during the manufacturing process.