Over 100 years ago, master craftsman Pietro Caproni was granted permission by museums in Europe such as the Louvre, the Accademia and the British Museum to make molds directly from the museums' famous sculptures—an honor unheard of today. Using these molds, he was able to recreate the world’s finest masterpieces with unrivaled accuracy. The pieces you see on our site and in our gallery are reproductions of famous sculptures that descend from Caproni’s now-antique casts, and because of that, they capture both the detail and feel of the originals that is unparalleled.
Anthemion - Item #355
This piece was featured in the P.P. Caproni and Brother catalogs as an architectural study. It continues to be a great art study today and can also be used as decoration. The design is from a frieze - a long and narrow architectural panel - which might have decorated an ancient Roman building.
Study of Acanthus Leaf - Item #354
This acanthus leaf sculpture was featured in the P.P. Caproni and Brother catalogs under "Studies for Art Schools." The company itself likely created most of these nature studies and derivatives for its many educational institution clients.
Study of Fig Leaf - Item #353
This fig leaf sculpture was featured in the P.P. Caproni and Brother catalogs under "Studies for Art Schools." The company itself likely created most of these nature studies and derivatives for its many educational institution clients. This piece continues to be a great art study today and can also be used as decoration.
Agrippa Mask - Item #257
This piece is a portrait of Agrippa (63-12 B.C.E.), the famed general and the son-in-law of the Roman emperor Augustus. This depiction of Agrippa is found in not only sculpture but on items such as coins and cameos, which enabled experts to identify the subject.
Chinese Female mask - item #255
This small rendering of a Chinese woman's head is a beautiful piece that can be used as decoration or an art study.
Beethoven Life Mask - Item #258
In 1812, Austrian sculptor Franz Klein (1779-1840) made a life mask of Ludwig van Beethoven, the famed German composer who lived from 1770 to 1827. Beethoven was 42 years old when he had the plaster cast taken of his face. The sculptor created the mask in preparation for a bust commissioned by Beethoven’s friends - the piano manufacturers Andreas and Nannette Streicher - for their concert hall.
Venus de Melo (40" Reduction) - Item #454
Reduction of the full-sized sculpture (Item #117). Also known as the Aphrodite of Melos, this late 2nd century B.C.E. sculpture might be a replica due to its similarities with the Aphrodite of Capua in the National Archaeological Museum in Naples which dates from the late 4th century B.C.E.
Joan of Arc Hands - Item #424
These hands are from the complete sculpture, Item #234. Depicted is Joan of Arc, the shepherdess from Lorraine, quietly listening to the voices telling her she must help the king liberate France. Henri Chapu presented the life-size plaster cast at the Salon in 1870, and in 1872 made the cast into a marble statue. It is one of the most famous images of Joan of Arc and has been reproduced in multiple sizes and materials.
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Verne C., Kansas, USA
It looks absolutely wonderful! Your gallery did an amazing job with it. The coloration is great. I was extremely impressed by the overall workmanship and quality of the piece. Absolutely fantastic...and quite stunning! The packing of the piece was also terrific! Thank you so much!! It's a great pleasure working with you and your gallery. I'm so happy with the way everything turned out.
Chris S., Arizona, USA
You probably have no idea how important this is to me, to be able to get your beautiful casts into my school for my students in Australia. As you’re aware my atelier school is ARC Approved and it’s important to me to maintain the highest teaching standards for my students. This means having a good cast collection. It is difficult to do from Australia but with your help I’ll get there.
Rob G., artist, Australia