Custom Orders

Custom Orders

Custom orders are a Mantra specialty, so if you don’t see what you want in Our Collection or elsewhere in the marketplace, we’d love to create a Chola Bronze just for you.

If what you want is in a museum, an auction house catalogue, or online, send us a link or photograph, and we’ll discuss how to re-create it. We have an extensive image library as well for fresh possibilities.

Shailja and I feel strongly that sacred art always deserves the finest craftsmanship and material. We feel substandard workmanship and material is disrespectful and inappropriate when re-creating Chola Bronzes. Our casting methods are state of the art, and although we prefer to use Everdur, a premium certified bronze alloy for our custom orders, you also have the option of true panchaloha or the traditional alloy formula used by the Chola bronzesmiths.

When casting and chasing your piece is complete, the final choice is patina.  As an alternative to waiting years for your patina to ripen naturally, we offer a broad spectrum of faux patinas. Our patineurs have the skill and experience to replicate almost any patina.

Terms

  • The initial quote is free of charge, however, we require a fifty percent deposit before the design process begins. Balance is due upon completion.
  • Design and casting may require 90 days or more, and you will receive regular updates throughout the process.
  • As an original work of art, a Mantra sculpture is free of US import duty, however, please check for possible future changes to customs duty for the USA or your country of residence.