'BOY JUMPING' antique bookends CHARLES JENNINGS ARMOR BRONZE

'BOY JUMPING' antique bookends CHARLES JENNINGS ARMOR BRONZE
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  • Item #: 2604
  • Manufacturer: Armor Bronze

This is a rare set of high quality bookends from the 1920's featuring a delightful young boy poised in a jump.  Both arms are raised in front of his body and he's standing on one leg with the other bent at the knee.  He's wearing a collared shirt under a pair of red overalls.  Each bookend stands 8 5/8" tall, 3 3/4" wide, 3" deep and weighs 2 lbs. 3 oz. (4 lbs. 6 oz. for the pair).  They are in very good condition with paint loss to the shirt.  Authenticity is assured as each bookend is signed Chas Jennings and Armor Bronze on the back of the base.  This set was made using the bronze-clad method of production. The bronze-clad method in the 1920's was highly innovative. It was an early electroform process which created some of the most outstanding bookends of that era. The process entailed placing a rod (electrode) inside a plaster mold and then using electricity to form a bronze shell around the piece. Some of these products could take up to three days to complete. The cost of time and labor was excessive. None of the foundries survived. However, today, these pieces are greatly treasured and considered show pieces in the homes of collectors.

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