Phil Alcock

The Bronze Maggie Figurehead

The Bronze Maggie Figurehead is a life-size representation of Margaret Thatcher as a ship's figurehead leaning forward at about 30° on the representative hull of a ship.





  • Limited edition of 9 only
  • 100% hot-cast bronze (not resin!)
  • Traditional lost-wax casting
  • Lengthy hand-crafted procedures
  • Intricate details
  • Life-size, 90cm high
  • Your order personally overseen by the artist in regular consultation with you



Ships' figureheads often took the form of mythological ferocious beasts or sea nymphs, revered by the ship's crew as tokens of good luck and protection. The ongoing impactof Margaret Thatcher's time as PrimeMinister still means many things to many people. For some people she was a figurehead to be adored, for others, not so.


The whole work measures 90 cm high and approximately 40 at the widest point. The base measures 56cm long by 30 cm wide, and the whole weighs about 65kg. The piece shown is signed "Phil Alcock. Edition 1/9".

The bronze is extremely robust, can be displayed indoors or outdoors, and with minimal care will retain its quality for generations.

The Bronze Maggie Figurehead shown here is number one of a limited edition of 9 only.

Each edition is unique,hand-crafted, beautifully cast, with intricate detail, and of fine quality.

It is a 'lost wax' bronze sculpture cast in the traditional manner from an original work created in plaster by Phil Alcock. The lengthy casting process - mould-making, wax casting, bronze production, patination and waxing - is highly skilled and complex and was carried out by a leading specialist art foundry with many years' experience of working with several famous artists.

Please note: This is a hot cast bronze, not a bronze resin sculpture.


If you are interested in buying one of the nine limited editions of the Bronze Maggie Figurehead, and would like details on price,etc., please email the artist on

The Bronze Maggie Figurehead can be displayed in different ways: on a plinth, table-top, wall-mounted or elsewhere.The base is fitted with recessed welded nuts to accommodate bolts if required.
The "Maggie" nameplate and artist's signature can be seen on the hull above.

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