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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Nov 05, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House

These are very large bookends...VERY LARGE. They are very highly sought after and can be found in Kuritzky's Encyclopedia of Bookends on page 123. They are titled "Homer's Iliad. They are bronze clad, or a layer of of bronze over solid plaster. Bronze clad was very popular from 1905 to 1935 and was discontinued by manufacturers due to its expense and time consuming method of production. Bronze clad is also known as weighted-bronze, plaster-filled bronze, bronze-coated, bronze-armored among other names.

They are rated a 5 (on a scale of 1 to 5) with 5 being RARE.

The dimensions of this majestic pair are as follows: 9" T x 9" L x 5" W. Together they weigh about 22 lbs. The manufacturer of this beautiful set is Pompeian Bronze Company which origniated in 1921 discontinued operations in 1930. The title is seen on the face of each bookend along with the manufacturer name and the number 114.

I will let the pictures do most of the talking as to the condition of the bookends and let you be the judge of the quality.

However, I will note the following:

T appears to have been a professional repair to one bookend. If you will note in two of the pictures, the front face or book contact point, has four (4) small bronze nail heads. Under this bookend, the wooden pad has a cut out. I would not want to
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