'FEMALE DANCING' art deco antique bookends POMPEIAN BRONZE

'FEMALE DANCING' art deco antique bookends POMPEIAN BRONZE
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  • Item #: 2698
  • Manufacturer: Pompeian Bronze

Magnificent rare pair of original art deco antique bookends featuring a female dancing.  This set was made by the Pompeian Bronze Co. circa 1920.  These were made using the coveted electroformed bronze process.  The dancers show great motion with arms stretched out, one knee in the air and hair flowing behind. Dazzling. Each bookend stands 7 1/2" tall, 5" wide, 2 3/8" deep and weighs 1 lb. 11 oz. (3 lbs. 6 oz. for the pair).  They are in very good original condition.  There are no bends, breaks, repairs, or, touch-ups. The finish is glossy and consistent.  They stand evenly straight.

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 electro-formed 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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