Aesop's Turtle Cast Iron Statue
Awesome sculpture until it rains and rusts
We purchased this turtle for our outside deck. Out of the box the sculpture is really amazing and looks like a real turtle. Unfortunately the way the sculpture is constructured water infiltrates and literally pools inside this piece. After 2 weeks of sitting on our deck in Washington, DC and getting wet several times by passing showers, the legs, neck and underbelly are completely covered in iron oxide (rust). We had this sitting on our concrete deck, and now we have permanent rust stains that mirror the footprint of the turtle. Even now when we have put it as an accent piece in a planter, it is still rusting heavily and we have to flip it over after each storm to let the rust drain out of it. Although the sculpture looks cool, we would NOT buy this again because of the oxidation process. I do not know why Design Toscano lists this as an outdoor sculpture if it rusts so easily? Very disappointed in how rusty this turtle is and now we have permanent stains on our deck!!!!
June 18, 2013
Was a gift for my daughter. She loved it and loooooves turtles.
May 29, 2013
I have this out on our deck. I like turtles, always have, and this is a good product. I am going to gift another to my daughter for her home.
December 26, 2010