'WHITE OWL ON BOOKS' vintage bird bookends by MARION BRONZE

'WHITE OWL ON BOOKS' vintage bird bookends by MARION BRONZE
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  • Item #: 2736
  • Manufacturer: Marion Bronze

These bookends are exquisite.  They are tall and heavy featuring a Snowy owl standing on books atop a pedestal base.  These were made by The Marion Bronze Company circa 1955.  The owl has a rich ivory and tan color with gold eyes and beak, the the books have red, blue and black polychrome and the bottom base is in gold. This pair is in very good condition. They stand straight and level. Each bookend stands 8 3/8" tall, 4" wide, 3 35/8" deep and weighs 3 lbs. 8 oz. (7 lbs. for the pair). Authencity is assured as the MB hallmark in incised in the rear of one base.  This was the last manufacturer to produce metal arts products using the electoform bronze process.  The bronze-clad method of production was started in the early 1900's and was considered highly innovative. It was an early electroform process which created some of the most outstanding bookends of that era. The process entailed placing a rod (electrode) inside a plaster mold and then using electricity to form a bronze shell around the piece. Some of these products could take up to three days to complete. The cost of time and labor was excessive. None of the foundries survived. However, today, these pieces are greatly treasured and considered show pieces in the homes of collectors.

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Price $550.00
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