'MOZART' Antique Classical Music Composer Bookends ARMOR BRONZE

'MOZART' Antique Classical Music Composer Bookends ARMOR BRONZE
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  • Item #: 2745
  • Manufacturer: Armor Bronze

Stately pair of bookends featuring the bust of the famous classical era composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (January 27, 1756 - December 5, 1791). This set was made by the Armor Bronze Company in the 1930's. Each bookend stands 5 1/2" tall, 3 1/2" wide, 2 1/4" deep and weighs 1 lb. 10 oz. (3 lbs. 4 oz. for the pair). They are in very good original condition with no breaks, dents, or, touch-ups.  The polychrome is still glossy with some minor loss.  Authenticity is assured as both still have the original Armor Bronze in Taunton paper labels on the bottom. We know these were from the 1930's because that is when Armor Bronze moved from their New York, NY location to Taunton, MA.

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 $175.00
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