TIGER antique bookends PAUL HERZEL POMPEIAN BRONZE
- Item #: 2284
- Manufacturer: Pompeian Bronze
This magnificent set of bookends is one in a series of the 'Big Cats' created by artist Paul Herzel. He was renowned for his creation of animal scultures in true conformation. Each one of his animals is a masterpiece. This set is no exception. Each bookend stands 6 3/4" tall, 6 1/8" long, 3 1/4" wide and weighs 3 lbs.. They are in very good condition. There is a small flattened area on top of one ear with no buckling. There are no breaks, cracks, 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. 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.