The Matterhorn


The sculpture

Bernard Henri Bissat’s artisanal sculpture, which is in Montreux, evokes the Matterhorn, with approximate dimensions of 21 x 13.5 x 4 cm. It is made of top quality white ceramic powder. The paste does not contain any polluting or toxic substances as it has been cast very precisely. Together with its plinth, it should not be exposed to bad weather conditions.

The dyeing of the object was carried out with natural pigments. The following colours can be obtained when ordering: ducat gold, pale deep gold, light gold, silver, green Evolène, copper, blood stone red, dark yellow ochre, green umber, pale, dark, Verdastra umber, Cypriot umber, charred/burnt umber, yellow or blue anthracite.  The variation and nuances of colours, which are the result of personal formulae, make each work of art an exclusive and unique version.

A limited series made in bronze can be ordered and created by the lost-wax technique, by moulding with beeswax and production in bronze by an art founder. Various patinas can be obtained: Green patina bronze, standard bronze, brown.



The Plinth

We chose a solid oak tinted “Wenge” block, whose dimensions (24.5 x 6 x 1.6 cm) were selected to give optimal development. This base includes two negative joints, one superior and one inferior, which create a shady area rendering the unit lighter. Following the artist’s design, the Swiss coat of arms appears on both sides.  These were created in tempo-spelling and quadrichromy (a process allowing to reproduce a broad spectrum starting from the three basic colours), on the left side of each face. The references are printed serigraphically in white on the lower part of the plinth (author, copyright, contact details). The lower part of the plinth is fitted with four felt supports, to protect the surface on which the object is exhibited, and also to protect the white print work.




Apurposely-made cardboard box ensures the total security of the object and shows off its magnificent appearance. The box is gray-black and is composed of a bottom and a lid padded with paper, printed in black and white on the back and finished with a silky varnish. In the bottom of the box, two black pieces of foam are stuck down to firmly secure the sculpture and its plinth.