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Paul Herzel Pirate Bookends "Pompeian Bronze" | ca. 1920s
:|:|: PAUL HERZEL "POMPEIAN BRONZE" PIRATE SCULPTURES :|:|:
On offer are a PAIR OF PAUL HERZEL "POMPEIAN BRONZE" PIRATE SCULPTURES. These guys are a couple of swashbuckling, saber-rattling, in need of a new shirt pirates. Made of "Pompeian Bronze" (see more below) which is a type of electroformed bronze clad metal, these date prior to 1920. They are 10" tall and 4" square at the base. They are in great shape however there is some paint loss through chipping here and there. One of the guys got dropped and there is a small dent to his pedestal base. If you have questions please ask.
[The Pompeian Bronze Co. started out as Galvano Bronze , the first commercially produced art metal industry in the US. The name was changed to Pompeian after the founders sold their company to it's employees at the turn of the century. Pompeian continued in business through the end of 1920s creating beautifully plated and painted art nouveau style bookends using permanent mold, solid white metal castings. In 1922, they sold the molds and electroplating tanks to the newly formed Marion Bronze Co.]
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