I finished making resin castings of the shell sconces. The lower section has been slightly changed from the original to fit with the brass plate more accurately. The actual brass plate had a sort of tall neck, so I had to thin down the area where the lower section of leaf joins with the upper section of leaf. The total height of each sconce is about 8 inches. These will be gilded and then a sweet little curved brass bracket will hold a tiny little lamp shade.
I’m getting the hang of this casting thing, but I like to carve the original much more.