Auntique & Uncle Tony

Sellers of Antique Bookends, Vintage Glass, & Collectibles

Armor Bronze

Circa 1922

“Apollo Harpist”

Price:  $475 / pr

“Apollo Harpist ” , Armor Bronze ,   © 1922.  Bronze-clad with monochrome bronze finish. Measures 7-1/4” high x 5-1/4” wide x 3” deep.  Weighs 5-1/2 lbs. the pair.  Original green felt on bottom of both with one carrying the Armor Bronze NYC label.  Inscribed  ARMOR BRONZE 19©22.  Excellent, finely detailed examples of the art of early 20th century galvanoplasty --  in outstanding condition.

# 1159

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Over 90 years ago, an Armor Bronze artist created his interpretation of the legendary ancient king of rock and roll – APOLLO.  Music, according to ancient Greek philosophers, was a paradigm of harmonious order reflecting the cosmos and the human soul.  Apollo, son Zeus and twin sister of Diana in Greek and Roman mythology, was the god of music and dance.  Interestingly, he also served as choir master for the nine Muses, the daughters of Zeus, who are a familiar theme in the backgrounds of Pompeian Bronze bookends.

 

 

Although Apollo is usually associated with a lyre, Armor Bronze has him playing a harp, an instrument   that appeared in religious manuscript art several centuries later.