Beautifully modeled figure. Stands on its own as a piece of sculpture. 1915-1925. Lovely patina, no damage. Figure measures 7″ high.
Most bronze-clad bookends were made during the Art Deco Period of 1920 to 1935. The Roaring Twenties fostered a thriving business for a handful of US companies working in bronze-clad, producing a large variety of bookends, figurines, and religious statuettes: Pompeian Bronze, Marion Bronze , Kathodion Bronze, Galvano Bronze and Armor Bronze. The Art Deco aesthetic originated in Paris in the early decades of the 20th century and affected all areas of design through the 1920’s and 1930’s, and so falls between Art Nouveau (1890-1905) and the post-World War II art movement of Abstract expressionism.