'LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD' antique bookends by ARMOR BRONZE
- Item #: 2190
- Manufacturer: Armor Bronze
A rare original set of antique bronze-clad polychromed bookends. The little girl has a red scarf in her head, a blue-green jumper and little red shoes. She's adorable with a sweet expression carrying her basket. Each bookend stands 7 1/2" tall, 3" wide, 2 3/4" deep and weighs 2 lbs. 2oz. They are in very good condition. 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 1920'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.