A company well-known for the quality and stunning beauty of its wildlife and nature designs, Bovano of Cheshire has produced enameled copper wall sculptures and desktop sculptures inspired by various plants, flowers, animals, and natural elements since 1952. The name Bovano was created using the first two letters of the last name of each of the company's three original owners: Bonsignor, Van Leight and Noden. The artwork that inspired the company's success began in 1952 when artist Jim Bower started experimenting with a form of art that involved fusing powdered glass to copper plates. This early collection of enameled copper plates, sold under the name Bower Enamels, eventually led to the company known today as Bovano of Cheshire. Bovano is beloved around the world for its unique approach to representing the natural world in rich, smooth enameled colors fused onto copper and formed with careful attention to detail. Each Bovano of Cheshire piece is produced from start to finish in Cheshire, Connecticut.
In 1964, a man named David Flood partnered with one of Bovano's original owners, John Bonsignor, and the two continued to collaborate throughout the decade to extend Bovano's collection of enameled copper plates into a collection of enameled copper artwork in a broad range of shapes, including enameled copper flowers, birds, butterflies, botanicals, and other unique sculptural objects.
When David Flood took over complete ownership of the company in 1975, Bovano of Cheshire expanded its reach to trade shows New York, Boston, and Chicago. As the company grew, the name Bovano became synonymous with detailed, elegant works of art handcrafted using a blend of modern and traditional techniques. Now owned and operated by David's son, Jim Flood, and Jim's son, Kevin Flood, Bovano of Cheshire remains a family-run company dedicated to quality and beauty.