'GUESS WHO?' antique children playing bookends GALVANO BRONZE

'GUESS WHO?' antique children playing bookends GALVANO BRONZE
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  • Item #: 2696
  • Manufacturer: Galvano Bronze/Paul Mori & Sons

This wonderful set of bookends is beautifully made and nicely detailed. They are polychromed electroformed bronze. Circa 1920.  The little girl has her hands over the boy's eyes playing 'Guess Who'.  The set is done in a rich gold background with orange and blue polychrome.  Charming. Each bookend stands 7 1/4" tall, 4 1/2" wide, 3 1/4" deep and weighs 2 lbs. 11 oz. (5 lbs. 6 oz. for the pair).  They are in very good oriignal condition with some finish wear.  These are completely original with no breaks, repairs, or, touch-ups.  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. 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. 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 $299.00
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