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Pair of Rare Galvano Bronze Roaring Tiger Bookends circa 1920s

$775per set
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Rare pair of collectible roaring galvanic bronze bookends, circa 1920s in original patinated condition Prior to 1914 just about all high-end sculptural artwork was solid bronze. About that time a company called Kathodian Bronze Works began manufacturing small sculptural artwork such as bookends (back then they were called “book rocks”) and statuary using a process imported from Europe around the turn of the century known as electroplating or electroforming . About the same time a company called National Metalizing Company also began making this statuary, calling the finish "Armor Bronze". After WWI the assets of this Armor Bronze division were spun off as a new entity - The Armor Bronze Company of New York City. Armor Bronze relocated to Tauton Mass. in 1934. Much of the company's statuesque larger bookends were made in the teens and the twenties. By the end of the Roaring Twenties the only large “bronze clad” manufacturer left was Armor Bronze. The Great Depression swallowed-up most of “bronze clad” artisans – as the process was deemed to be too expensive and time consuming.

Details

  • Attributed to
    Armor Bronze (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 6.5 in. (16.51 cm)Width: 5.5 in. (13.97 cm)Depth: 3 in. (7.62 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Neoclassical (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1920s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    San Diego, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU936613281102

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    Ships From: San Diego, CA
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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