Wonderful single bookend of a circus elephant, standing 3-legged on a ball which rests on a cushion. I love the creases in the pillow and the tassel trim around its edges. There are markings on the back side of the base, probably artist initials but I can’t make them out. Bronze-clad, a manufacturing process by which a skin of bronze was deposited on a plaster form through 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. No maker’s mark but I have seen an ashtray with this same elephant as the decorative element, and that ashtray is signed Armor Bronze and dated 1928. No breaks in the cladding, nothing dented or mashed. I have provided a close-up of where the feet meet the ball to show there are no cracks in what often is a fragile junction in such a design. The tusks are ivorine, original and undamaged. The red color probably is not original but if that is true, it does look old based on the wear. The ball shows some chipping but, overall, a surprising amount of the white paint remains intact. The piece sits flat and stable. PLEASE NOTE: camera flash makes the red look a bit brighter than it appears in natural light. 8 1/2 inches tall; base is 4 1/4 inches X 3 1/2 inches. Heavy at a bit over 4 pounds. Perfect gift for the lover of this intelligent, social, threatened creature. Which should be all of us. I pack with care. The item “Antique circus elephant pachyderm single bookend Armor Bronze clad, orig tusks” is in sale since Wednesday, November 4, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Book Ends”. The seller is “joncris4q8″ and is located in Glastonbury, Connecticut. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Featured Refinements: Bronze-clad Bookend
- Handmade: No
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
PLEASE BE SURE TO WAIT FOR INVOICE BEFORE PAYING FOR ITEM. BEING OFFERED IS THIS SPECTACULAR!! AND MUCH HARDER TO FIND!! CONNECTICUT ESTATE FRESH, ENORMOUS AND HUGE SIZED BRONZE CLAD CARNIVAL CIRCUS ELEPHANT ON SPHERICAL BALL, ANTIQUE CIRCA 1928 ART STATUE SCULPTURE BOWL – HOLDER – TRAY – ASHTRAY, IN EXCELLENT USED AGED CONDITION (PLEASE VIEW MY PHOTO’S). THIS IS A SELDOM FOUND ANTIQUE BRONZE CLAD ITEM AND IS A GREAT ANTIQUE CROSS COLLECTIBLE ARTISTIC ITEM!! CIRCUS ELEPHANTS ARE HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE IN TODAYS DECORATIVE ANTIQUES ARTS MARKETPLACE!! IT HAS A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF FANCY ARMOR BRONZE CLAD ARTISTIC DETAILING TO IT AND WAS MADE LONG AGO BY A MOST TALENTED ARMOR BRONZE FACTORY ARTIST – SCULPTOR!! IT HAS A SPECTACULAR DARK CHOCOLATE AGED PATINA AND FINISH ON IT AS SHOWN!! IT RETAINS ITS ORIGINAL CREAMY WHITE PAINT AND BROWN CLEAR GLASS ASHTRAY AS SHOWN!! IT HAS NO BREAKS OR STRUCTURAL DAMAGE AT ALL!! IT CAN BE USED AS A GREAT CANDY BOWL TRAY, ASHTRAY, UTILITY HOLDER TRAY, ETC… !! IT MEASURES A WONDERFUL AND CERTAINLY HUGE DISPLAY SIZE: 10 1/2 ” HIGH, X 8 1/4 ” WIDE, X 11 FRONT TO BACK. IT IS QUITE HEAVY, SOLID, CLEAN, STRONG, THICK, AND WELL MADE EARLY BRONZE CLAD!! IT IS A JOY JUST TO SEE, HOLD, FEEL, AND MARVEL AT!! I’M CERTAIN THAT YOU WILL BE QUITE PLEASED TO OWN AND DISPLAY IT!! IT HAS NOT BEEN WASHED, CLEANED, OR WAXED. IT IS GUARANTEED ANTIQUE AND QUITE NICE!! IT IS PROPERLY SIGNED ON BACK AS SHOWN. Many Great Items Listed. Please View My Other Auctions, Thank You! Please check it out, We have many Antiques listed. NOTE: BEST OFFER TERMS. Tape, bubble wrap, paper, packing peanuts, etc… Except on large packages……. If You Have ANY. We do our best to describe each item completely and post clear images for your review….. Thank You for viewing and Have a Wonderful Day! The item “ANTIQUE ARMOR BRONZE CIRCUS CARNIVAL ELEPHANT ART STATUE SCULPTURE TRAY ASHTRAY” is in sale since Wednesday, October 9, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Decorative Arts\Metalware”. The seller is “wheelboy02″ and is located in North Grosvenordale, Connecticut. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Primary Material: ANTIQUE AMERICAN ARMOR BRONZE CLAD
- Style: ANTIQUE AMERICANA BRONZE CLAD
- Age: 1900-1940
- Maker: ARMOR BRONZE MANUFACTURED ( NEW YORK CITY )
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Weight: VERY HEAVY
- Type: HUGE SIZED CIRCUS CARNIVAL ELEPHANT ASHTRAY
- Color: SPECTACULAR DARK CHOCOLATE AGED PATINA
- Country/Region of Origin: U.S.A. NORTHEAST