• Winged lion finished

    The modelling of this is pretty much finished, at least what would be visible in photos like this. That

    leaves the surface cleanup and refining the small details as to what is left to do.

    I may still add the lettering the originals had, i.e “MERCHANTS NATIONAL BANK 1914” to the face of the shield, but this would have to be done with incized lettering rather than raised as the originals had.

    I believe the original master models’ lettering may have been metal, wax or wood founders’ letters applied onto the surface of the clay, and while the model was still damp they made the mold of him.