Bronze Clad Monk Bookends
Rare art deco bronze clad monk bookends, circa 1925 in NYC. Manufactured by the Pompeian Bronze Company of Brooklyn. Depicts monks deep in their studies, with long unkempt beards and a cowl. Each weigh about 4lbs each and are polychrome painted in blue and gold. They are in good condition with some paint loss that is normal for the age. There are no breaks, touch-ups, or, repairs. They are completely original. 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 1920s, however, 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.
7.5" tall 5" deep 3.75" across
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