'GERMAN SHEPHERD' antique bronze bookends by ARMOR BRONZE
- Item #: 1074
- Manufacturer: Armor Bronze
The original labels on the bottom felt indicates the Armor Bronze location in New York which was the original location. This would make them a very early production set. They are high quality and richly detailed. Each bookend stands 6 1/2" tall, 5 1/4" wide, 2 3/4" deep and weighs 2lb. 4 oz. They are in very good condition with the verdigris patina only seen in the high quality bronze products. These were manufactured using the much coveted bronze-clad method. The bronze-clad method in the 1920's was 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.