Getty Museum

Bronze Sculpture Consultation Services

We, at the Paul King Foundry, are experts on the history of bronze casting and the various techniques used throughout the ages. We have restored and repaired antique bronze statuary. The challenging problems involving new and antique sculpture are approached with the eye of an artist and the hands of a skilled art foundry craftsman. We are specialists in 19th and 20th century European and American bronzes. Authentication of bronze statues by style and technique used is an offered service. We can also recommend scientific analytic testing as a valued resource for the owners of public and private sculpture. As an expert on bronze sculpture, for insurance, legal claims and authentications, we provide examinations of contemporary and antique sculpture as well suggesting treatment options. All treatments follow the guidelines established by the American Institute for Conservation and are documented in written and photographic form.

Sculpture Source Asia

Giant Ganesh Buddha –    Sculpture Source Asia/Paul King Foundry

We have produced many small to monumental scale bronze sculptures in USA and in Thailand. We have made many large scale Buddha Bronzes including the 40 meter (120 feet+) tall Ganesh Buddha in Chachoengsao. Working closely with American and Canadian based artists as well as Asia Fine Art, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Smithsonian Museum, Washington DC and many others have given us the experience needed to serve you.

We are internationally known for our conservation services, as we have traveled throughout the US and its territories, Canada, Europe, Southeast Asia and the Middle East for public and private collectors and investors.
Some of our work includes:
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University: Consultation on the techniques of the Ghiberti Gates in Florence, Italy. There was also a consultation on the conservation of Henry Moore bronze.
Gardner Museum – Boston MA: The conservation of Cellini bronze
Museum of Fine Arts – Boston MA: The conservation of Caro sculpture
Smithsonian Museum – Washington DC: Numerous conservations at the National Mall.
Getty Museum – Malibu, CA: Paper on authentication of bronzes presented by Paul K. Cavanagh.
Matthews Corporation – Pittsburgh PA: Conservation of Gorham bronzes
U.N. Headquarters – Geneva, Switzerland: Conservation of Paul Manship bronze
If you are interested in learning more about our authentication and restoration services please contact us through our offices in the US, at the Paul King Foundry or in Asia, through Sculpture Source Asia.
You may also visit our webpage Bronze Sculpture Consultation Services Global at

Paul Cavanagh Foundry Man


In 1966, after studying art foundry work in Rome, Italy, Paul Cavanagh, who attended both Providence College and the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), began the Paul King Foundry.

PAUL CAVANAGH – a Foundry Man

Paul Cavanagh is truly a foundry man. Forty-eight years worth of hands-on experience have forged him into an international expert in foundry casting. He has successfully worked with foundries in Thailand and China and has made it a point to employ current technologies like rapid prototyping.

Paul Cavanagh is also a highly regarded expert on the history of bronze casting and bronze techniques used throughout the ages. The massive Buddha sculptures created in Asia successfully used ancient bronze techniques.

The Rhode Island foundry that Cavanagh created back in 1966 has, 48 years later,  become an award-winning company. Why? Because whether it’s a small or a large piece, there’s always attention to detail.

Paul Cavanagh of Paul King Foundry

Paul Cavanagh

The Eye of an Artist

The challenging problems involving sculpture must be approached with the eye of an artist and the hands of a skilled craftsman. They must also be combined with an ability to communicate well with the artist.

The Paul King Foundry has successfully worked with many respected and known artists; Paul Manship, Jose Buscaglia, Robert Shure, Richard Fleischner, Peter France, Ernest Montenegro, Penelope Jencks, Mags Harries, Ahmad Peii, Kate Johnstone, Kay Worden & Gene Cauthen, Felix De Welden, Dexter Jones, Frank Eliscu, Bryant Baker, Walker Hancock, Merlin Szosz, Gilbert Franklin, Seward Johnson, Karen Petersen, Peter Haines, Lu Stubbs, George Aarons, Anna Hyatt Huntington, Alba Corrado, David Chamberlain, John Wilson, Mico Kaufman Kahlil Gibran, Richard Rosenblum, Joy Brown, Demetri Hadzi and Richard Fishman.

The Paul King Foundry has spent years working with prominent artists from all over the world. The foundry has also worked with such esteemed institutions as the; Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, RISD, Gardner Museum, Smithsonian Museum, The Getty Museum, Johnson Atelier, The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Raytheon, Matthews, Asia Fine Art and The United Nations Headquarters in Geneva.

If you are interested in finding out more about the Foundry: Michelle Cavanagh, Business Manager (401) 300.8431 – or eMail