'HORSE' Thoroughbred antique bookends by ARMOR BRONZE
- Item #: 1083
- Manufacturer: Armor Bronze
High quality, richly detailed pair of horses standing calmly with their heads turned slightly. Each bookend stands 8" tall, 8 1/2" long, 2 1/2" wide and weighs almost 3 lbs. They are in very good condition with some paint loss on the front of the face and hooves which had white markings and one ear is bent in a bit. They stand straight and level. There are no breaks 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. 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.