Relevant categories: Fountains and Garden,Bronzes
( Above photo - Italian Bronze Fountain - Large Classical Maiden Garden Water Feature )
Bronze garden fountains provide the best decorations for your outdoor space. They are attractive, durable, and capable of turning your space into something of which you can be proud. While you can purchase a brand-new bronze fountain, you may get one made centuries ago and install it in your garden.
Why purchase a bronze garden water fountain? Why would you choose bronze over any other material when selecting a water fountain? Is having a bronze garden fountain worth it? This article discusses the reasons why purchasing and installing these garden fountains is worth it. Keep reading for more information.
( Above photo - Classical Maiden Fountain - French Bronze Water Feature )
One of the most attractive attributes of bronze garden water fountains is that they are highly durable. Regardless of whether they are for indoors or outdoors, bronze fountains can last for centuries. Upon exposure to the elements, they develop patina, a protective layer that prevents further oxidation. Therefore, bronze is perfectly fine when used to make water fountains.
Unlike other types of materials, which are difficult to shape into what you want, bronze can be forged into different shapes. For example, these fountains exist in the form of giant tortoises, leaping dolphins, urn-bearing maidens, spitting frogs, child statues, and mermaids. Each of these figures represent a unique sense of aesthetic. They make it easier for you to choose what you want to include in your garden.
( Above photo - Large Bronze Fountain with Maidens - Classical French Garden Water Feature )
Most bronze garden fountains come in the natural bronze color. After patination, they adopt a beautiful color ranging between green and brown, based on the quality of the bronze. Ultimately, they are great to behold for you and your visitors. In fact, some of these fountains are attractive on their own without piping. The most elegant have a unique gold coating that make them stand out against your garden’s natural environment.
Bronze is one of the metals with inherent value. Since it requires a substantial amount of bronze to forge these fountains, they are definitely more valuable than what you see at face value. In addition, bronze requires intricate skill and a lot of time to forge than other types of metals. Thus, by the time a bronze garden fountain is ready, it is much more valuable than the metal. Since these items are desirable, you would fetch a lot of money by selling it to a third party later on.
( Above photo - Art Nouveau Fairey Fountain Bronze Garden Water Feature )
Besides bronze, garden fountains can be made from other types of materials, including granite, stone, resins, fiberglass, and pottery. Other metals used to make garden fountains include cast iron, stainless steel, and copper.
Granite and stone make some of the best fountains. The finished products are usually grey and elegant. Unlike metals, stone and granite do not rust. Resins and fiberglass are also durable and rust-resistant. However, cast iron garden fountains are prone to rusting. Bronze and copper develop a lovely patina instead of rust.
Bronze garden fountains are much better than other materials due to their durability and ability to forge into different shapes.
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