This is an extremely rare, highly detailed, candle holder by Armor Bronze. It stands 6" tall, 5" wide and weighs over 2 pounds. It is in excellent vintage condition.
I love the subject matter. Two detailed nude cherubic babies, girl and boy, attempting to catch butterflies! Look at those dimples!
It is signed 'MO' (artist or partial stamp for ARMOR) and '1916'.
This was 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 1920's.
Unfortunately, it was also very costly for labor and materials. Some pieces could take as long as three days to be completed. They created some of the most detailed and sought after bookends and lamps. They're getting quite scarce to find in good condition since they are somewhat fragile.
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