'YE BOOKWORM MONK' signed antique bookends ARMOR BRONZE

'YE BOOKWORM MONK' signed antique bookends ARMOR BRONZE
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  • Item #: 2702
  • Manufacturer: Armor Bronze

Original, signed, very heavy antique bookends featuring a monk seated holding up a lantern while reading the book in his lap. This set was designed by the artist F. G. Plant and made by the Armor Bronze Company, NY, NY., circa 1915.  Each bookend stands 7 1/8" tall, 4 3/4" wide, 5 1/4" deep and weighs 4 lbs. 11 oz. (9 lbs. 6 oz. for the pair). They are in good original condition with minor blemishes and a small flattened area on top of one hood.

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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