'THE GOOD FAIRY' bookends JESSIE M RALEIGH JMR ARMOR BRONZE

'THE GOOD FAIRY' bookends JESSIE M RALEIGH JMR ARMOR BRONZE
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  • Item #: 2335
  • Manufacturer: Armor Bronze

This extremely rare set of bookends feature 'The Good Fairy' by Armor Bronze. Each bookend stands 7 1/2" tall, 4 3/8" wide, 2" deep and weighs 1 lb. 14 oz. These are in very good condition with some finish loss mainly to the blue polychrome and a buckle in one elbow which is not cracked or broken. Authenticity is assured as both are marked 'THE GOOD FAIRY' and there is still a remant of the original Armor Bronze paper label on the bottom. 'The Good Fairy' was the creation of Jessie McCutcheon Raleigh who was commissioned to make a design for the 1916 World's Fair. Her design was 'THE GOOD FAIRY' statuette. When seen in profile one side is a girl, the other a boy. Adorable. Later, there was a poem written about 'The Good Fairy'. 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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