Auntique & Uncle Tony

Sellers of Antique Bookends, Vintage Glass, & Collectibles

Galvano Bronze

Circa 1911.

“Elephants”

Price: $225 / pair

"Elephants"  by Galvano Bronze, circa 1911.  Bronze-clad, 5-1/4" high x 5-1/2" wide, signed and dated (c) G.Allen 1911.  Old original beauties with new felt bottoms. Beautiful patina.  Very rare. Great condition consistent with age.

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Elephant photo 1

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A sedate Jumbo.  Cover Image  Jumbo the Elephant

America’s fascination with elephants began in 1882 when P.T. Barnum paid the London Zoo $10,000 to buy “Jumbo” the largest  elephant in the world.  Millions of Americans paid to see Jumbo.  Years before Disney’s “Dumbo”, just about every foundry was engaged in producing elephants.  In Kuritzky’s “Collectors Encyclopedia of Bookends”, over 50 different pairs of Elephant bookends are represented, from the early 1900s through the 1930s.  Because of their extreme size and shape, they also proved to be a popular subject with art deco sculptors.  The earliest bronze-clad elephants are the most sought after by collectors.