These are awesome: bull buffalo on rocky ground. Artist is J K Krupka, signed. Bronze-clad, a manufacturing technique whereby a skin of bronze was deposited on a plaster form through the process of 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. One of the earlier of those companies was National Metalizing Co, operating in NYC and trading as Armor Bronze.
There would have been foil labels on the bottoms to identify them. No breaks in the cladding; no dents or scratches. Finish has aged to a beautiful dark bronze patina.
Felts on bottoms probably are original. Both pieces sit flat and stable. And these are substantial: 8 inches tall; 9 inches head to toe; 4 1/4 inches side to side (the wider part at the head).
And HEAVY at 6 1/2 pounds EACH. Perfect gift for Ted Turner or the collector of things from the American West. The item "Antique 1911 buffalo bison Western bookends Armor Bronze clad, near mint, HUGE" is in sale since Friday, November 15, 2019. 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.