'RABBIT' white bunny antique art deco bookends POMPEIAN BRONZE

'RABBIT' white bunny antique art deco bookends POMPEIAN BRONZE
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  • Item #: 2481
  • Manufacturer: Pompeian Bronze

This is an extremely rare pair of original antique bookends featuring a white rabbit by Pompeian Bronze Company.  Circa 1919.  This magnificent set of bookends feature a beautiful white rabbit with pink eyes and nose sitting up on a red base with gold surround.  Extraordinary. Each bookend stands 5" tall, 3 1/2" long, 2 7/8" wide and weighs 2 lbs. 3 oz. (4 lbs. 6 oz. for the pair).  They are in very good original condition.  Authenticity is assured as both have the number 137 (Pompeian Bronze model number for this set) incised on the top of the base.

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.  There was a lot of preparation work involved.  Bronze was then electroformed onto the plaster mold.  This was extremely innovative in the early 1900’s.   Unfortunately, it was also very costly for labor and materials.  Some bookends could take as long as three days to be completed.  Almost all of the companies went bankrupt.  However, 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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