Live Chat
Think Great Stuff

Think Great Stuff

Vintage ☆ Antique ☆ Unique

“The Covered Wagon” 1920s Pompeian Bronze Antique Bookends

2-hour Promo Sale ›› Apply promo code in cart to buy at discount price. USA buyers only; expires Wed Dec 7 @ 3:58am ET 🕑 

Product photo #100_7550 of SKU 21001307 (“The Covered Wagon” 1920s Pompeian Bronze Antique Bookends)
Click to view the photos of this item
15 photos

$380.00 USD $475

Seller: Think Great Stuff
Enter your shipping
🇺🇸 Zip code ➤

Your purchase will ship within one 1 business day, UPS Ground, from Princeton NJ 08542

🔒 Fast, easy, secure payment options
🕑 Map of UPS transit times ◱ •• more
Shipping, Returns, Terms of Sale
🌎 International shipping
FAQ … or ▽ email / txt CJ



More -› Bookends + Bronze
Share -› Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Pinterest

Description SKU 21001307

Pioneers on the trail, by the incomparable Paul Herzel. “The Covered Wagon” made circa 1925 by the Pompeian Bronze Company, a pair of vintage electroformed bronze-clad figural book ends. Rare, not even listed in Kuritzky and De Costa, but they share the same form as "Roper" plate 2334, which are also PB/Herzel.

These bookends depict a western migration scene: A Conestoga covered wagon pulled by a pair of yoked oxen, piloted by a man with a wide brim hat. And nearby is a horse-mounted man wearing a cowboy hat. In the foreground is some sagebrush and the skull of a horned animal (possibly a cow, steer, buffalo, bison). The background features mountains and sky. On the front, below the sagebrush: "(c) Paul Herzel". On the back: "The Covered Wagon".

SPECS: Each measures about 5.6" tall by 4.6" wide by 2.5" deep, the pair weighs in at 5 lbs 10 oz. No breaks or tears in the bronze cladding. Original polychrome paint: translucent greenish-blue, and what may be translucent brownish-red on the horse-mounted rider (or it may just be copper patina).

Fast easy secure