Heraldic Dragon Stone Sculpture
This beautifully detailed dragon evokes the medieval ages thanks to its heraldic design. This sculpture has been handcrafted in reconstituted stone, a material that has been used for centuries; its appearance is almost identical to that of quarried stone.
Specialist craftsmen have crafted this piece by hand to ensure that every sculpture is finished to a high standard. Reconstituted stone has been around for centuries but first became very popular in stately homes in the 16th century. In the 20th century the method of creating reconstituted stone improved, so it became possible to create sculptures that are even more durable and hard wearing.
Heraldry is the profession, study or art of armorial bearings, such as a coat of arms. It originated so that combatants could be distinguished from one and another as their faces were hidden by helmets. However its use later became more decorative; it became a way of artfully representing families and institutions. The practice is 900 years old but is still in use today; many towns and cities still make use of arms. Personal heraldry is also still used and it is protected by law.
Height 87cm (2ft 10¼in)
Base (square): Length 26cm (10¼in) x Width 26cm (10¼in)