This is the first pair of these I've ever seen. Bronze-clad, a manufacturing technique whereby a skin of bronze was deposited on a plaster form through the process of electro-plating. A handful of companies used this method in the early 1900s to make decorative household objects that had the look, feel, and heft of solid bronze yet were affordable by the middle class. One of those companies was Armor Bronze, established in NYC around the turn of the 20th century.Original Armor Bronze stickers still on the bottoms. As the location which dates these pieces to the early / mid-30's, by which date Armor Bronze had relocated there. No breaks in cladding, nothing dented or bent. Paint is original, showing minor wear. I suspect these pieces are from different production batches as the bows have slightly different shapes and the color of the gold on the bases is slightly different.
But none of that matters when the pieces are at opposite ends of a row of books. 7 1/8 inches tall; base is 3 1/2 inches X 2 1/4 inches. Each piece weighs just under 2 pounds. Perfect gift for motivating that violin pupil making those awful screeching sounds in the other room.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Bookends". The seller is "joncris4q8" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.