Lead Antique by Campania International
Campania International’s Lead Antique patina is actually not a new patina, but more of a revived patina. The story behind the revival is that the original Lead Antique patina had issues with longevity and not being sustainable. The team at Campania International went back to the drawing board and created a gorgeous, clean, and sustainable patina. This particular patina is fascinating because it’s actually based off of antique lead, which you would likely find in an older English garden. Lead goes through the same oxidation process as copper creating a similar and inspirational beauty that the original lead antique was inspired from. Campania International’s newest Lead Antique patina in cast stone exhibits definite tones of grey with layers of many different blues and underlying hues of turquoise.
Lead Antique is a great patina choice for smooth and textured pieces to show the variations and layers in the color. When choosing Lead Antique, take a good look at your existing landscape colors. Lead Antique can blend into your outdoor space or even stand out with brilliance and exquisite colors among your existing outdoor design.
The Glen Cove Urn from Campania International in the Lead Antique patina has smooth surfaces as well as ridges and you can truly see the variation and layers of colors. The Glen Cove Urn highlights the depth of greys over layers of blues and shimmering turquoise hues. This is definitely a statement piece and can also be used as a planter.
The Lead Antique patina is also a fabulous color choice for the statuary Trio d’Oiseaux by Campania International that comes with three gorgeously detailed birds. The three birds are exquisitely detailed and textured. Even the smallest features are enhanced and embellished in the most beautiful way with the Lead Antique patina. Depending on where the birds are placed, you might even see brighter gray and blue hues.
Campania International works tirelessly by hand to achieve the precise look of each pigment stained patina. This hands on multi-step approach to the staining process lends to each piece having its own unique look. Due to the variance in the natural composition of cast stone the application of the stains will vary and no two pieces are exactly alike.
The patinas are intended to give each piece a natural look and are made with environmentally friendly materials. These stains are not intended to prevent the natural aging process over time. The overall result is an outdoor element that blends naturally with your landscape. All the Campania International pieces are photographed in a natural setting, allowing for examples in the range of the color variance. Campania International's well-practiced approach to their staining process results in a stunning high quality art piece for the landscape.