'BOY WITH FROG' antique bookends electroformed GALVANO BRONZE

'BOY WITH FROG' antique bookends electroformed GALVANO BRONZE
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  • Item #: 2697
  • Manufacturer: Galvano Bronze/Paul Mori & Sons

Rare original pair of beautifully detailed antique bookends featuring a young child leaning away in fright from a little frog sitting looking up at him. This set was made by Galvano Bronze circa 1918.  They have a rich green polychrome finish.  Each bookend stands 5 5/8" tall, 4" wide and 4" deep and weighs 2 lbs. 3 oz. (4 lbs. 6 oz. for the pair).  They are in very good original condition. There are no breaks, repairs, or, touch-ups.  Authenticity is assured as both are marked 'BOY WITH FROG' on the rear with the Galvano combed bronze finish. 

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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Price $349.00
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