'RETIRED COUPLE' antique bookends by ARMOR BRONZE CO

'RETIRED COUPLE' antique bookends by ARMOR BRONZE CO
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  • Item #: 2737
  • Manufacturer: Armor Bronze

Old, heavy, original antique set of rare electroformed bronze polychromed antique bookends by the Armor Bronze Company. Circa 1930. These are exqisite and whimsical sculptures for library design. This set displays beautifully on a shelf. When sitting together holding books the Man and Woman each sit back to back with their heads turned to look at one another.  This is a rare and wonderful set. Each bookend stands 7 1/2' tall, 4 3/4" deep, 3 1/4" wide and weighs 3 lb. 6 oz. (6 lbs. 12 oz. for the pair). They are in very good original condition with no breaks, or, cracks and minor finish loss. There are no touch-ups or repairs.

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 $375.00
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