'LIONESS' antique feline big cat bookends MARION BRONZE

'LIONESS' antique feline big cat bookends MARION BRONZE
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  • Item #: 2608
  • Manufacturer: Marion Bronze

Extremely rare, huge, heavy, magnificent set of antique bookends featuring a magnificent Lioness by Marion Bronze.  Circa 1928. The Lioness is sitting in a comfortably with her legs off to one side and her ears back.  She is gorgeous.  Each bookend stands 8 7/8" tall, 6 1/2" long, 3 3/8" wide and weighs 4 lbs. 13 oz. (9 lbs. 10 oz. for the pair).  The finish is a rich, warm gold. The top of the base is accented in black.  Elegant.  All original.  Circa 1925.  This set was made by the original Marion Bronze Company, Metuchen, NJ.  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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Price $799.00
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