WHO WE ARE
Antique Bronze Ltd is one of the UK's leading conservation and restoration companies,
specialising in both traditional and contemporary materials.
Established in 1955, we have worked on some of the UK's most high-profile projects from Nelson's Column to St Johns College, Cambridge.
We are a family business that is proud of the quality of our work. Our ongoing goal is to maintain our virtually unbroken repeat business rate.
We are best known for bronze statue cleaning, war memorial cleaning, monument cleaning, patination, architectural bronze cleaning, bronze door cleaning,
but we also have an incredible art services division too which can handle all types of sculpting, carving, gilding and faux-finishing.
We are a PACR accredited member of the Institute of Conservation (ICON) and certified by both Constructionline, CHAS and Altius.
The cleaning and conservation of War Memorials is an important way of showing respect for those commemorated. . . Learn more
We undertake contemporary sculpture restoration projects, we can survey, analyse, report and advise on the condition. . .Learn more
Exterior bronze statues and monuments require regular maintenance and cleaning, the application of fresh wax layers help. . .Learn more
Regular bronze cleaning and maintenance prevents historic shop fronts, facades, bronze features and fittings from becoming dirty. . .Learn more
We have a great deal of expertise in the conservation and restoration of bronze and offer a bespoke consultancy service. . .Learn more
These courses are excellent for custodians of bronze either sculptural or architectural, conservators, architects and facilities managers. . .Learn more
We offer art services including carving, gilding, and faux finishing. . .Learn more
We can undertake the conservation of small bronzes in our art studio. If you have a small bronze which needs some specialist care. . .Learn more
Restoration of Field Marshall Smuts
The statue of Field Marshall Smuts was unveiled in Parliament Square on the 7th November 1956. Sculpted by one of the nation’s favourite artists, Jacob Epstein, and cast by Art Bronze Foundry (London) Ltd, this monument is another fine example of British foundry skills.
Galvanic Corrosion can occur on bronze sculptures that are electroplated. This was a method developed in the 19th century where a cheaper metal could be used to make up the form of a sculpture, and a thin layer of brass or bronze would be added to give the aesthetic of a traditionally made item
A Man of Many Talents
John Branch, founding Director of Antique Bronze Ltd, died on 22nd December 2016 aged 86. As a very young child, he showed an aptitude for gymnastics, a talent for art and a gift for entrepreneurship. However, it was during his national service that all these talents matured. . .