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PATRICK MAVROS



Patrick Mavros has created some of the most extraordinary silver sculptures in Africa, on his estate in the wild hills outside Harare in Zimbabwe. Born and raised in Matabeleland (the wild, western province of Zimbabwe), the young Patrick developed a deep affinity for its wildlife, particularly the birds of prey. Like many an artist before him, he strove to capture the form and essence of the birds and animals on paper - as evidenced by his boyhood sketchpads.Mavros developed his own unique sculpting technique, using innate artistic skills and his acute eye for detail and essence. The more he worked, the more he was inspired to try more ambitious subjects. He experimented with various tools and materials, and, with the encouragement of his wife and family, was soon involved in his own full-time business.Most of his early pieces were one-offs. However, to meet growing demand and develop a more environmentally-sensitive product, he studied and adopted the age-old art of lost-wax casting, whereby a mould is used only once. This method ensures that every detail of the original is present in the casting, and that each resulting piece is individually hand-made. He decided on silver as a material in order to express both the precious nature and essential purity of his subject - wildlife.

All these animals are secondhand models, most were originally bought in the 1980's and 1990's. The older ones are heavier than the newly made ones, we sell them at less than the brand new ones.

We are always interested in buying collections of Mavros, and we pay very competitive prices. 


PATRICK MAVROS Silver AARDVARK
Marked: PM

Length 7 cm
£ 395.00
PATRICK MAVROS Silver ELEPHANT - DANDE
Marked: PM

Height: 12.5 cm
Length: 11 cm
Weight: 645gm

Patrick Mavros' Signature Elephant - Current new price £4200

Patrick claims, ‘The reaching bull elephant, Dande, is my hallmark elephant. I first saw him in 1974 in the Dande communal lands towering up on three legs to reach the tasty fruit high in a pod mahogany tree. I found this unforgettable silhouette to be full of symbolism and when I started to sculpt years later, it was my most powerful inspiration’
£ 1,950.00
PATRICK MAVROS Silver ELEPHANT 'SHINGWEDZI'
Marked: PM
1999

Height:  7 cm
Length: 12 cm
Weight: 683 gm

Shingwedzi’s name means ‘the place of ironstone’, which describes the area in Kruger National Park that was his main territory. He was another of the Magnificent Seven. His uneven tusks (a master and servant pair), common in the Savannah Bush elephant, were his distinguishing marks

Patrick Mavros new retail price: £3100

£ 1,950.00
PATRICK MAVROS Silver FEMALE KUDU
Marked: PM

Height: 7.5 cm
£ 350.00
PATRICK MAVROS Silver GIRAFFE
Marked: PM

Height: 13 cm
£ 595.00
PATRICK MAVROS Silver MEERKAT Large Female
Marked: PM

Height: 15 cm

New retail price £1760
£ 995.00
PATRICK MAVROS Silver 'THINKING WARTHOG'
Marked: PM

Height: 7.5 cm
Width: 9.5 cm
Weight of silver: 259 g

Current new retail price £1490
£ 1,100.00
PATRICK MAVROS Silver ZEBRAS
Marked: PM

Length: 9.5 cm
Overall Height: 8 cm

Patrick Mavros new retail price £630
£ 520.00