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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 Pair Silver Elephants

Width base: 18 cm
Height: 12 cm

£ 2,850.00
PATRICK MAVROS Pair Silver Giraffes
Width: 13cm
Height: 13cm

£ 895.00

Width: 11cm
Height: 8.5cm

£ 550.00
PATRICK MAVROS Silver  Elephant  'Dande'

Height 18 cm

(Patrick Mavros's signature elephant - Current new price £4000)
£ 1,950.00
PATRICK MAVROS Silver Baboon 'Loving Couple'

Height: 10cm

(current retail price £2200) 

£ 1,250.00
PATRICK MAVROS Silver Elephant

Height: 6.5 cm
Length: 9 cm
Weight: 466 gms

£ 1,750.00
PATRICK MAVROS Silver Elephant Napkin Ring
Diameter: 4.8 cm


2 available

Mavros new price £410 
£ 225.00
PATRICK MAVROS Silver Elephant 'Ndonda'
Year: 1999

Height: 4.4 cm
Length: 5.5 cm
Weight: 165 gms

Ndonda is one of the younger male characters in the Named Elephant Herd collection and comes from the jungles of the Zambezi floodplain in Mozambique. Born with long limbs and a swinging trunk, Ndonda is a determined member of the family who gets better looking as he grows up. He currently lives in the Gorongoza National Park.

(Current new price: £910)

£ 650.00
PATRICK MAVROS Silver Elephant 'Shingwedzi'

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

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.

(Current new price: £3100)

£ 2,200.00
PATRICK MAVROS Silver Elephant 'Ume'

Length: 10 cm
Height: 6.5 cm

Ume is a well-known matriarch in the Matusadona National Park. Patrick first saw her on the banks of the Ume River, which flows into Lake Kariba. Her imposing silhouette, those of her two ladies-in-waiting, and of her one year old calf, Kaume, became a familiar sight to him as they came to the same spot on the river each day to drink and bathe.

(New price £2100)

£ 1,350.00
PATRICK MAVROS Silver 'Ndoro' Spoon

10.5 cm

(New price £110)
£ 49.00
PATRICK MAVROS Silver 'Thinking Warthog'
Width: 10cm
Height: 8.5cm

£ 1,100.00

Length: 4.5cm
Overall Height: 8cm

£ 550.00