'THE THINKER' antique bookends PAUL MORI GALVANO BRONZE

'THE THINKER' antique bookends PAUL MORI GALVANO BRONZE
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  • Item #: 2715
  • Manufacturer: Galvano Bronze/Paul Mori & Sons

Rare very early original signed pair of antique bookends featuring 'The Thinker'.  This set was made and initialed by the original owner and creator of the Galvano Bronze Company, Paul Mori and signed by the sculptor Paul Beneduce. Circa 1910. Each bookend stands 8" tall, 3 7/8" long, 2 7/8" wide and weighs 3 lbs. 12 oz. (5 lbs. 8 oz. for the pair).  Authenticity is assured as both have the initials P.M. on the side and the signature P. Beneduce.  There is also the original label on the original bottom felt which is almost impossible to find particularly in bookends over 100 years old.  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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