'DISCUS THROWER' Olympic Games disc bookends POMPEIAN BRONZE

'DISCUS THROWER' Olympic Games disc bookends POMPEIAN BRONZE
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  • Item #: 2529
  • Manufacturer: Pompeian Bronze

This is a rare, original signed set of bookends featuring a discus thrower made by Pompeian Bronze Company, NY, NY.  Circa 1920.  The Discus Throw is a particularly iconic sport of the Olympic Games.  This is a high quality, nicely detailed pair of bookends.  Each bookend stands 8" tall, 4 1/2" long, 2 1/2" wide and weighs 1 lb. 13 oz. (3 lbs. 10 oz. for the pair).  They are in very good antique condition.  Authenticity is assured as both are incised: PB Co. DISC THROWER.

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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