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Antique Small Bronzed Antique Baby Shoes, Bookends

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I believe this striking pair of real bronzed shoes are from a real infant from the late 1800's to early 1900's. The inside of the shoes have a soft cloth on bottom and sides of the shoes. The following is from wikipedia:

Bronzing is a process by which a bronze-like surface is applied to other materials (metallic or non-metallic). Some bronzing processes are merely simulated finishes (patinas) applied to existing metal surfaces, or coatings of powdered metal that give the appearance of a solid metal surface. In other cases, an actual layer of heavy copper is electroplated onto an object to produce a bronze-like surface. This electroplating is the method traditionally used for "bronzing" of baby shoes, but to electroplate a non-conductive item like a baby shoe, a conductive material must first be applied, then the copper plating is done.

In 1934, Violet Shinbach, the "mother of baby shoe bronzing," established a business that would soon become the American Bronzing Company, the largest and most-trusted baby shoe bronzing company in the world. Bronze starts off as a shiny gold color and then with time becomes the beautiful patina shade that one associates with bronze. The three round buttoned high baby shoe with the Art Deco Look is I was told from the period I stated, but it could have been bronzed later in the 1930'.

I don't think that is the case "bronzing" has been around since the 1500's. Deana Case; The history of bronzing dates farther back than the sixth century BC. Bronzing was used to make statuary and tools around 1500 BC. By then, bronzing was a pretty sophisticated process. Bronze statues, picture frames, dishes, and other items have been a part of family households for centuries.

The base measures approximately 3-1/2" by 7-1/2" and weigh about two pounds each. The sole is about four inches long and two inches wide, and it is two inches deep. Just let the pictures be your guide and I feel sure you won't be disappointed. Thank you for visiting VeiledThroughTime, it is appreciated.

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Thank you for visiting VeiledThroughTime -- it is very much appreciated. Stop back if you have the time and look around, you never know what you might find. We think out of the box and have been selling online since 1999.

Active Teams: Team Vintage USA (TeamVintageusa) and Etsy Pickers and Sellers Team (Epsteam)
I believe this striking pair of real bronzed shoes are from a real infant from the late 1800's to early 1900's. The inside of the shoes have a soft cloth on bottom and sides of the shoes. The following is from wikipedia:

Bronzing is a process by which a bronze-like surface is applied to other materials (metallic or non-metallic). Some bronzing processes are merely simulated finishes (patinas) applied to existing metal surfaces, or coatings of powdered metal that give the appearance of a solid metal surface. In other cases, an actual layer of heavy copper is electroplated onto an object to produce a bronze-like surface. This electroplating is the method traditionally used for "bronzing" of baby shoes, but to electroplate a non-conductive item like a baby shoe, a conductive material must first be applied, then the copper plating is done.

In 1934, Violet Shinbach, the "mother of baby shoe bronzing," established a business that would soon become the American Bronzing Company, the largest and most-trusted baby shoe bronzing company in the world. Bronze starts off as a shiny gold color and then with time becomes the beautiful patina shade that one associates with bronze. The three round buttoned high baby shoe with the Art Deco Look is I was told from the period I stated, but it could have been bronzed later in the 1930'.

I don't think that is the case "bronzing" has been around since the 1500's. Deana Case; The history of bronzing dates farther back than the sixth century BC. Bronzing was used to make statuary and tools around 1500 BC. By then, bronzing was a pretty sophisticated process. Bronze statues, picture frames, dishes, and other items have been a part of family households for centuries.

The base measures approximately 3-1/2" by 7-1/2" and weigh about two pounds each. The sole is about four inches long and two inches wide, and it is two inches deep. Just let the pictures be your guide and I feel sure you won't be disappointed. Thank you for visiting VeiledThroughTime, it is appreciated.

*****************************************************
Please be sure to ENLARGE our photos for an up close and personal look. T

Thank you for visiting VeiledThroughTime -- it is very much appreciated. Stop back if you have the time and look around, you never know what you might find. We think out of the box and have been selling online since 1999.

Active Teams: Team Vintage USA (TeamVintageusa) and Etsy Pickers and Sellers Team (Epsteam)

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