From the "buy" button to your doorstep

Posted by Kathleen Shure on

From the beginning, the mission of the Giust Gallery (now the Caproni Collection) has always been to preserve the unique history and objects of the Caproni Collection. You keep the Caproni Collection running and ensure that this antique collection of plaster casts remains cared for and utilized by artists, decorators, and collectors as it was intended.

We thought we’d share a synopsis of the action behind the scenes. Often as we make your pieces, we entertain each other with our singing voices, and quite frequently Opera can be heard throughout the workshop....
The Prelude
  • After you click the "buy" button, we create an invoice of your order and add it to the list. 

Act One
  • The rubber and plaster mold for your piece is pulled from the shelves because your piece is made-to-order especially for you!
  • Our master casters hand-cast your piece in plaster (often while singing in baritone!).
cropped photo of man pouring bucket of plaster into mold
  • We place your cast in a special room called the “dry room” for a few days to remove excess moisture. There's usually quite the ensemble in there! 
photo of several plaster cast masks hanging in a row with more plaster casts on a shelf and box fans
The Aria
  • The plaster cast is perfected by hand and sent to the paint room where it's finished in the patina you chose by our expert painters.
collage of two photos, one with plaster bust's seam being worked on with sculpting tool, and one with a table of an angel figure being painted and two busts behind it

The Crescendo

  • We protect your piece with a clean plastic bag and layers of bubble-wrap, then box it up for a perfect fit.
  • With the package information in hand, we create a shipping label, send you the tracking information, and ship your piece out to you! 

The Finale

  • A package arrives on your doorstep, and you have your own handmade Caproni cast!
photo of brown package with red fragile sticker on a doorstep with a black welcome mat

Of course, you can always visit the gallery to choose a piece in person and it can be shipped or picked up. You just might hear some singing!
Thank you for valuing our collection!
Robert, Kathleen, Lisa, and Kayla

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  • James,

    Thanks for your inquiry. For Anatomy of Man #613, we started casting that in resin about 15 or so years ago since resin is more suitable for the fragile composition of this sculpture. Does your cast have any markings or metal hallmarks? These would help us date the cast.


    Caproni Collection on
  • I purchased at antique shop a copy in plaster item #613.It is 21 1/2 inches in height.When did you switch to resin in your reproductions?I am a collector and trying to date my object. Thank you

    James Johnson on

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