Auntique & Uncle Tony

Sellers of Antique Bookends, Vintage Glass, & Collectibles

Armor Bronze

Circa early 1920s  

“Seated Pharoah”

Price:  $850 / pr

“Seated Pharoah”  by Armor Bronze, NYC, Circa early 1920s.  Bronze-clad with bright polychrome finish.  Measures 7-7/8” high x 3-3/4” wide x 5-1/8” deep.  Weighs 6 lbs. the pair.  Original felt on bottom.  Inscribed © H. Hartman Wright (sculptor) and Armor Bronze shopmark. These Egyptian Revival bookends show a pharaoh on his throne, his hands folded across his chest. The throne has a bas relief sphinx on either side, with stylized flower blossoms behind it. In fine vintage condition with no major flaws except for a barely noticeable small dent on leg of one.  One bookend appears slightly lighter than the other, possibly due to light exposure. No cracks or chips in bronze cladding.    Extremely rare investment quality bookends.             

# 1096

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Howard Carter, a British Archeologist, began searching for King Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1914.  8 years later on November 26th, 1922 he discovered the death chamber of King Tut, a virtually untouched 3,000 year old time capsule, filled with over 5,000 artifacts -- treasures of unimaginable value.  His extraordinary discovery in the desert canyon of the Valley of the Kings, west of the Nile, created a worldwide sensation that led to the rebirth of Egyptian Revival art, architecture and decorative items throughout the 1920s.

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