The Lap Dragon looks perfectly groomed even when she wears a distressed copper patina finish. These “rescue” dragons are pieces that had slight casting defects. Normally we would have destroyed these, but we have devised a way to make use of otherwise perfectly good dragons by painting them with a textured “distressed antique” finish that enhances the surface flaws with patina and makes them beautiful. A few random scales are highlighted with brighter gold, copper, or a hint of violet, and their gold horns are also antiqued with patina. We all think they are gorgeous; they look like weathered cast bronze. We have given this batch red jewels and deep red eyes. These dragons vary slightly in texture and color because every one of these dragons is an individual. These are unsigned limited production.
This new version, introduced 5/27/11, with teal eyes and a blue zircon jewel is painted in a brighter and more reddish copper color than our previous copper patina dragons, and the surface may be smoother.