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.. .
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 including Nelson’s Column, The Albert Memorial, Cleopatras Needle, sculpture by Henry Moore and on historic buildings such as Selfridges, The County Hall London, The University of London HQ and 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 sculpture restoration, war memorial cleaning, monument cleaning, architectural bronze restoration, bronze maintenance, and small bronze restoration, but we also have an incredible art services division too which can handle all types of sculpting, carving, gilding and faux-finishing in and around London.
We are a PACR accredited member of the Institute of Conservation (ICON) and certified by both Constructionline, CHAS and Altius.