The main difference between our Limited and Luxury editions is in the amount of detail hand crafted into the pieces. The Luxury edition is very special with the amount of dedicated skills and expertise reflected in its price. The Limited Edition was introduced to make a more affordable quality piece.
The Limited and Luxury editions also differ in the quality of the base metal by the foundry. The Luxury edition uses the highest quality bronze which relates to impurities although there is little difference to the eye. After that the time spent on each piece determines the cost. The Luxury Edition is more expensive because the chasing, to introduce fine detail, and that takes much longer to produce this noticeable difference.
Nonetheless, the Limited Edition is a very handsome thing, and one can easily see all the fine details inherent to Rheinhold's original concept: the chimp’s muscles and fur, digits, expression, etc are all there, plus the book pages and writing on the spine and open page. The patina is lighter than the Luxury item, but it is evenly applied and equates to an antique bronze.
The level of detail in the Luxury edition is exquisite such that when the light bounces off the layering in the fur, the brow ridge, and the page edges and ripped pages, and the deeper patina, it just looks and feels more than perfect. The Luxury Edition is undeniably a thing of beauty.
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