The artist; Gorham Co. Founders, Providence, RI; Nona Proctor Church, Seattle, WA, from Gorham Founders (in pieces), 1973; Phimister Proctor Church, Hansville, WA, ca. 1970; present owner by gift
Gorham Co. Founders
APHIMISTER PROCTOR 1891-1892 / Copyright 1897
"This is a Gorham Foundry Pattern which came to Nona Proctor Church prior to 1975."--PPC "The Pattern was used to create molds for sand casting, lost wax and plaster molds. The bronze came from Gorham in 3 parts with no patina-Panther body, tail and base. We assembled and applied the patina in 1997. The joints for the base were spot welded. The foundry was Burning Place Bronze, Boring, Oregon"--PPC Hassrick updated 4/17/15
Average copper-to-zinc ratio of 9.21. Average copper-to-tin ratio of 184. Trace amounts of calcium, titanium, and silver are present on all sample spots.