'CAT ON TUFTED CUSHION' antique bookends MARION BRONZE
- Item #: 2325
- Manufacturer: Marion Bronze
This spectacular set of very rare bookends feature a gorgeous white cat with blue eyes sitting regally on a tufted cushion. They are completely original. Each bookend stands 6 3/4" tall, 41/2" wide, 4 1/2" deep and weighs almost 4 lbs. They are in very good condition. There is a small area at the crevice between the body and cushion missing the bronze-clad. 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.