'THOROUGHBRED HORSE' antique bookends by ARMOR BRONZE
- Item #: 2479
- Manufacturer: Armor Bronze
This large, very rare set of antique thoroughbred horse bookends were made by the Armor Bronze Company in the 1930's. These high quality, richly detailed pair of elegant thoroughbred horses are standing calmly with their heads turned slightly. Each bookend stands 8" tall, 8 1/2" long, 2 1/2" wide and weighs 2 lbs. 12 oz. lbs. (5 lbs. 8 oz. for the pair). They are in very good condition. They stand straight and level. There are no breaks, repairs ,or, touch-ups. Authenticity is assured as there is an original paper label still attached to the bottom of one, both original felts are still intact. 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 electroformed 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.