'TIGER' Antique Bookends by E.K.WHEELER GALVANO BRONZE

'TIGER' Antique Bookends by E.K.WHEELER GALVANO BRONZE
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  • Item #: 2746
  • Manufacturer: Galvano Bronze/Paul Mori & Sons

Extremely rare, majestic, huge, heavy, incredibly detailed signed pair of antique bookends featuring a male Big Cat.  This set is signed by E. K. Wheeler and dated 1921.  The cat is sitting restfully appearing to be asleep with his long paws, legs and tail meeting to form one part of the base. Beautiful pose. Each bookend stands 8 5/8" tall, 7" wide, 6 1/4" deep and weighs 4 lbs. 4 oz. (8 lbs. 8oz. for the pair).  They are in very good original condition with no cracks, dents or touch-ups. Authenticity is assured as both are signed E. K. Wheeler '21'. 

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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