'BOY WITH THORN' antique bookends GALVANO BRONZE

'BOY WITH THORN' antique bookends GALVANO BRONZE
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  • Item #: 2634
  • Manufacturer: Galvano Bronze/Paul Mori & Sons

This is an extremely rare set of bookends featuring a boy pulling a thorn from his foot.  The 'Boy with Thorn' was a bronze Roman sculpture dating back to the 13th century.  This set was made circa 1920.  Each bookend stands 5 5/8" tall, 4 1/4" deep, 3 1/2" wide and weighs 1 lb. 13 oz. (3 lbs. 10 oz. for the pair). They are in very good original condition.  There are no breaks, cracks, repairs, or, touch-ups. 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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