TOM SAWYER & HUCK FINN antique bookends by ARMOR BRONZE

TOM SAWYER & HUCK FINN antique bookends by ARMOR BRONZE
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  • Item #: 2110
  • Manufacturer: Armor Bronze
Extremely rare set of bookends depicting both Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Never have we had them in the same set with two different molds. The boys are going fishing. Both have rods in hand, Huck is carrying a can of worms and smoking a pipe, Tom appears to be dragging a cloth along. Both bookends have the Mississippi Queen in relief on the front. There is still the original Armor Bronze paper label on the bottom. Each bookend stands 7 1/2' tall, 4" long, 2" deep and weighs 1 lb. 13 oz. They are in very good condition. There is some finish loss on the polychrome. There are no cracks or breaks in the bronze. These antique bookends were made using the much coveted and highly collectible bronze-clad method of production which utilized electricity via an electrode built into the plaster mold of the subject piece. Bronze was then electroformed onto the plaster mold. This was extremely innovative in the 1920's. Unfortunately, it was also very costly for labor and materials. Some bookends could take as long as three days to be completed. They created some of the most detailed and sought after bookends we have today. They're getting quite scarce to find in good condition since they are somewhat fragile.
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