'SCHOLAR STUDYING' antique library bookends by MARION BRONZE

'SCHOLAR STUDYING' antique library bookends by MARION BRONZE
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  • Item #: 2733
  • Manufacturer: Marion Bronze

This huge, heavy set of electroformed bronze polychromed bookends feature an old professor seated reading a book.  The Professor is sitting on a ladder stool with a book on his lap flanked by books on the floor in front and on both sides of him. The back of the bookend is a bookcase of brightly colored volumes.  This set is delightful.  This was made circa 1930 by the original Marion Bronze Company located in Metuchen, N.J.  Each bookend stands 8" tall, 5" wide, 4 1/2" deep and weighs 6 lbs. (12 lbs. for the pair). They are in very good condition.These 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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