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All Bookends

What you should know about our vintage and antique bookends.

All our items have a history; they have been previously owned, which is part of their unique charm. They have normal signs of age and use and most collectors believe that, too, adds to their allure. We describe and show items as thoroughly as possible. All weights are for the pair. All items are subject to prior sale. Enjoy browsing our outstanding collection of rare treasures.

 

#1001 "Horse Race"

Price: $195.00 SOLD

This wonderful vintage bronze coated gray metal pair from the noted maker, Dodge, features a multi-hued copper-bronze patina that accents the dimension of the pieces. These are circa 1930s with the Dodge mark on the back of each. Dimensions:
5" w x 2-1/4"d x 4-1/2" h
Weight: 3 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very good vintage condition showing normal wear for their age. Felt on bases replaced.

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#1002 "Craftsman Flower"

Price: $175.00 SOLD

Here is a rare pair of signed and numbered Arts & Crafts copper bookends from the famous Craftsman's Studio in Laguna Beach, CA. The pair is marked "Hand Made" inside the anvil logo and numbered 268. They're also marked "Utah Copper." The patina is "absolutely gorgeous." Dimensions:
3-1/2" w x 2-3/4" d x 4-1/2" h
Weight: 3/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent condition with only normal age-related wear. Original felt bottoms intact.

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#1003 "Bar Mitzvah"

Price: $75.00

What a joyous pair of multi-colored enameled brass bookends depicting a young man celebrating his Bar Mitzvah and surrounded by the symbols of the 12 tribes of Israel. Dimensions:
4-1/4" w x 4-1/4" d x 6" h
Weight: 1-1/2 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent condition with only slight signs of use.
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#1004 "Stratford on Avon"

Price: $125.00 SOLD

This is a delightful, vintage cast iron pair of bookends showing Shakespeare's home and inscribed "Stratford on Avon." They are from an unknown foundry and are believed to be circa 1920s. Dimensions:
5-1/2" w x 2" d x 4-1/2" h
Weight: 5-1/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very good vintage condition with only wear as appropriate to age.

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#1005 "Wailing Wall"

Price: $75.00 SOLD

This touching brass rendition of four devotees praying at the Western Wall in Jerusalem was made in Israel, circa1960. Dimensions:
4" w x 3-1/4" d x 5" h
Weight: 1-1/2 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition.

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#1006 "Fireplace"

Price: $175.00

The warmth and coziness of home is projected in this vintage set of solid bronze "Fireplace" bookends. Their wonderful details are attributed to the sculptor R.L. England and are believed to be circa 1930s. Dimensions:
5" x 2-1/4" d x 4" h
Weight: 5 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Good vintage condition with no cracks or dents and a lovely patina.
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#1008 Spanish Galleon

Price: $95.00

Billowing sails and splashing seas evoke the romance of a bygone era in this cast iron rendering of a Spanish Galleon, from an unknown foundry and believed to be circa 1920s. Dimensions:
3-1/2" w X 1-3/4"d X 4-1/4"h
Weight: 2 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Good condition with only vintage age- appropriate wear.
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#1009 Spinning Scene

Price: $125.00 SOLD

Here is a peaceful domestic scene of a woman at a spinning wheel executed in lovely cast iron detail and attributed to the renowned Bradley & Hubbard foundry, circa 1930. Dimensions:
4-7/8"w x 2"d x 4"h
Weight: 3-3/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very good vintage condition; naturally darkened by age. Felt on bases replaced.
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#1010 Lion of Lucerne

Price: $195.00

Extraordinary pair of bronze coated bookends portraying the world-famous Swiss monument to courage: The Lion of Lucerne. The Latin inscription above the dying lion says: "To the loyalty and bravery of the Swiss." Mark Twain is reported to have described the original sculpture carved into the sandstone above the city as "The saddest and most moving piece of rock in the world." The bookends have a gold-toned bronze finish over gray metal and are marked MPc 413B. We believe these were made circa 1890 by a foundry later bought by the well-known Jennings Brothers. Dimensions:
4" w x 2-1/2" d x 4-1/2" h
Weight: 4-3/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Beautiful patina; very good vintage condition. Felt on bases replaced.
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#1011 Gothic Windows

Price: $150.00 SOLD

This is a rare and substantial pair of cast iron Gothic style windows with exceptional border detail. This unique set is attributed to the famous Bradley & Hubbard foundry and is circa 1930. Dimensions:
5-3/4" w x 2-1/8" d x 6-1/8" h
Weight: 9 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very fine condition with age-appropriate wear.
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#1012 Ship at Sunrise

Price: $175.00

Here is a truly glorious, detailed representation of a ship under full sail at dawn. The pair was produced by the Littco foundry circa 1925 in heavy cast iron. Dimensions:
5" w x 2-1/4" d x 5-1/2" h
Weight: 6-1/2 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Good vintage condition with only age-appropriate wear. Felt on bases replaced.
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#1013 Village Blacksmith

Price: $125.00

A slice of life glimpse into 18th century America is afforded by this wonderfully appealing vintage set of bronze-plated cast iron bookends inscribed "The Village Blacksmith." The set was crafted in 1924 by BronzMet. Dimensions:
3-3/4" w x 2" d x 4-1/8" h
Weight: 3-1/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very good vintage condition. Felt on bases replaced.
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#1014 King David & King Solomon

Price: $250.00

This duo of bronze masterpieces made in Israel by the eminent Nordia Company portrays the two most famous Hebrew kings, David and Solomon. Clearly signed and dated to the early 1950s by the Israeli tax stamps and serial numbers they each bear, this rare set folds on hinges and displays perfect verdigris patination. Dimensions:
3-1/4" w x 4-1/2" d x 4-1/4" h
Weight: 1-1/2 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Exceptional.
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#1015 Liberty Bell

Price: $75.00 SOLD

This heavy cast iron replica of the cherished American symbol of independence was crafted circa 1925 by an unknown foundry. There is incredible detail on these pieces including, of course, the famed crack and a partial view of the inscription: "...proclaim liberty throughout all the land..." Dimensions:
4" w x 1-1/ 2" d x 4-1/2" h
Weight: 3 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Good vintage condition with age-appropriate wear.
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#1016 Galleon

Price: $50.00

Stirring high seas adventure is evoked by this circa 1925 highly detailed cast iron rendition of a galleon under full sail, perhaps laden with Spanish treasure from the New World. Dimensions:
4" w x 1-1/ 2" d x 4-1/2" h
Weight: 2-3/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Good vintage condition with age-appropriate wear.
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#1017 Ten Commandments - Tablets

Price: $125.00 SOLD

This stunning pair of Israeli-made bronze bookends each is crowned by the Star of David and displays the Ten Commandments in Hebrew mounted on a pedestal featuring twin Lions of Judah. Each is marked "Made in Israel," believed to be circa 1950s, and both have an exceptional verdigris patina. Dimensions:
3-1/4" w x 3-3/4" d x 4-1/2" h
Weight: 1-1/2 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition.
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#1018 Art Deco Geometric

Price: $125.00 SOLD

An emblematic example of the Art Deco sensibility displayed in a striking pair of two-tone cast iron bookends attributed to Hubley Manufacturing Co. The tonality here is achieved through the artistic use of surface texture contrasts. Dimensions:
3-3/4" w x 1-3/4" d x 4-3/4" h
Weight: 1-3/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Good vintage condition with only age-appropriate wear.
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#1019 Working for Peanuts

Price: $125.00

Each of these working elephants in this outstanding and substantial, cleverly-named cast iron set displays magnificently rich highlights on their bronze coating. The set was crafted by an unknown foundry circa 1925. Dimensions:
4-1/2" w x 2" d x 4" h
Weight: 4-1/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Good vintage condition with only age-appropriate wear.
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#1020 Long-Time Sweethearts

Price: $350.00

One of the most delightful pairs of bookends ever produced by the esteemed Armor Bronze Co., "Long-Time Sweethearts" always produces smiles. The faces of the two seniors gazing at each other just sparkle with joy. This set, in bronze-clad gray metal with a ploychrome finish is circa 1925. Each is stamped with the Armor Bronze logo and one still bears the original paper label. Dimensions:
3-1/4" w x 4-1/2" d x 7-1/4" h
Weight: 6-1/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Good vintage condition with some minor enamel loss that does not detract from the overall effect.
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#1021 Father Knickerbocker

Price: $495.00

A very rare and substantial vintage set of the colonial Father Knickerbocker relaxing in his library. (Father Knickerbocker used to represent New York City in cartoons, much the way Uncle Sam represents the United States. Produced by the distinguished Judd Company circa 1925, this pair in monochrome cast iron is stamped 9961 and finished with a bronze-copper coating. Dimensions:
5-1/4" w x 4" d x 5-1/2" h
Weight: 11-1/2 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Good vintage condition with some finish worn away but not to the detriment of the overall effect.
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#1022 Longfellow Hiawatha Quotes

Price: $425.00

A substantial, important and rare set of solid bronze bookends from the master craftsmen at Bradley and Hubbard, circa 1925. The Longfellow piece reads: "Forth in to the forest straightaway all alone walked Hiawatha proudly with his bows and arrows - Longfellow" The Hiawatha piece reads: "From the red deer's flesh Nokomis made a banquet in his honor All the village came and feasted All the guests praised Hiawatha." An original Bradley & Hubbard sticker is affixed to one piece. Dimensions:
5-3/4"w x 3-1/4"d x 6-1/4" h
Weight: 10-3/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition.
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#1023 "Splendor" Peacock

Price: $325.00

In a positively exquisite display of artistry, the incomparable Pompeian Bronze Co. produced this consequential and now rare set of bookends with a majestically preening peacock in a highly detailed natural scene. Each piece bears the foundry mark on the rear along with the title, "Splendor." The set, circa 1925, is done in bronze-clad gray metal with a polychrome finish. Dimensions:
4-1/4" w x 1-3/4" d x 3-3/4"h
Weight: 4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very good vintage condition with some minor enamel loss and age-appropriate wear. Felt on bases replaced.
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#1024 Butterfly Girl

Price: $695.00 SOLD

This extremely rare set of Roaring 20s-style bookends has been called "One of the most elegant bookends ever made" by one expert collector. The design, in bronze-finished gray metal, is reportedly based on the Feb. 7, 1922 Life Magazine cover illustration titled "The Flapper" by Francis X. Leyendecker. This set, circa 1927, is attributed to the X-1 foundry. Dimensions:
7-1/2" w x 3-3/4" d x 6-3/4" h
Weight: 8-1/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition with only minor blemishes that do not detract from the overall beauty. Felt on bases replaced.
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#1025 Israeli Deco Zodiac

Price: $150.00 SOLD

The signs of the zodiac are executed in neat Art Deco bronze relief style with an elegant verdigris patina on these bookends, believed to be circa 1960. Each is stamped "Israel." Dimensions:
3-1/4" w x 3-1/4" d x 5-3/4" h
Weight: 1-1/2 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition.
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#1026 Art Deco Nude Modest Maiden

Price: $395.00

These are quintessential Art Deco style bookends in bronze-clad gray metal, dubbed "Modest Maiden." An original paper label on the bottom proclaims "A product of Strikulire New York, USA." Circa 1930. Dimensions:
3-1/2" w x 4-1/2" d x 6-3/4" h
Weight: 6 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very good vintage condition with some surface wear consistent with age.
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#1027 Reading Monk

Price: $175.00

This is a delightful set in vibrant polychrome over gray metal produced by the well-known Ronson Company. Each is marked L.V.A. (Louis V. Aronson) 1922. Dimensions:
3-1/4" w x 2" d x 4-1/4"h
Weight: 2 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very good vintage condition with minor paint loss on the base that does not detract from the overall effect.
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#1028 Greek Columns

Price: $150.00 SOLD

Classic Greek architecture is exemplified in these columns produced circa 1920s in heavy cast iron with a copper-bronze finish that produces a vibrant and flowing patina. Each piece is stamped on the back with the noted Verona foundry signature. Dimensions:
7" w x 2"d x 4-1/2"h
Weight: 4-1/2 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition with age appropriate wear.
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#1029 Ahada Menora

Price: $95.00

This elegantly simple, yet striking design features a luminous menorah in heavy-weight brass. Each piece is stamped "Made in Israel by Ahada." Dimensions:
4" w x 3-1/2" d x 5-3/4" h
Weight: 1-3/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition. Felt on bases replaced.
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#1030 Irish Setter

Price: $95.00

The pride and dedication of the Irish Setter is exhibited in these two pieces in bronze-coated cast iron mounted on solid wood plinths. Believed to be circa 1930s from an unknown foundry. Dimensions:
4-3/4" w x 1-1/2" d x 5" h
Weight: 1-3/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Good vintage condition with age-appropriate wear.
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#1031 "Jasper" Shepherd Dog

Price: $175.00

This is "Jasper," the perfect example of the German Shepherd, displaying the alert vigilance and intelligence of the breed. These bronze-coated cast iron bookends are circa 1929 from Art Colony Industries. Dimensions:
5-1/4" w x 2-1/4" d x 5-3/4" h
Weight: 4-1/2 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Good vintage condition with age-appropriate wear. Felt bases replaced.
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#1032 Art Deco Fan Design

Price: $125.00

An outstanding example of geometric Art Deco design, this cast iron, two-tone fan is from Hubley Manufacturing Co. and is believed to be circa 1930s. Dimensions:
4" w x 1-3/4" d x 4-1/2" h
Weight: 1-1/2 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Good vintage condition with a lovely patina and only age-appropriate wear.
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#1033 Country Cottage

Price: $175.00

This is a charming pastoral scene of a quiet country home in low bas relief set in the overall shape of an early American sign board. From the acclaimed Bradley & Hubbard foundry, circa 1920, the pair is made of gray metal with a bronze finish. A companion set to these is in the Smithsonian Collection. Dimensions:
3-3/4" w x 2-1/4" d x 5" h
Weight: 4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Good vintage condition with a lovely patina and only age-appropriate wear.
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#1034 Reading Scholar

Price: $125.00 SOLD

This is believed to be a rare variation of the "Reading Monk" by Ronson, circa 1922 in polychromed gray metal. This version has the world at the scholar's feet. Dimensions:
4" w x 2-1/4" d x 5" h
Weight: 5 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Good vintage condition with only age-appropriate wear. Felt on bases replaced.
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#1035 Pirate Stands Alone

Price: $125.00

A proud look of triumph is on the face of this version of the swashbuckler from Littco, circa 1928 in bronze-clad cast iron. Dimensions:
4" w x 2-1/2" d x 7" h
Weight: 7-1/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Good vintage condition with a wonderful patina and only age-appropriate wear.
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#1036 Crane Flying

Price: $150.00 SOLD

A spectacular example of metal art, this depiction of a crane preparing for flight by the important Dodge, Inc. foundry conveys the grace and power of this magnificent creature. It is executed in copper- bronze finished gray metal, circa 1946 and is inscribed with the Dodge name on the back. Dimensions:
4-3/4" w x 2-1/8"d x 6-3/4" h
Weight: 2-3/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very good vintage condition with only age-appropriate wear. Felt on bases replaced.
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#1037 Golf Bag & Clubs

Price: $95.00

Any golf aficionado will relate to this charming portrayal of the tools of the game done in lustrous pewter. Dimensions:
4-3/4" w x 6" d x 6" h
Weight: 2 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Good vintage condition with age-appropriate wear. Felt on bases replaced.
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#1038 Chief of Police Shepherd

Price: $150.00

The German Shepherd, often called a "Police Dog," is known as a fiercely loyal, dedicated and courageous canine. In this depiction, circa 1930, inscribed on the base, "Chief of Police," the dog sports a lawman's five-pointed star on his neck collar as he sits awaiting his next assignment. Fashioned in cast iron with a copper-tinged bronze finish. Dimensions:
4"w x 2" d x 6-1/4" h
Weight: 3-1/2 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition. Felt bases replaced.
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#1039 Scotty Dog

Price: $125.00

Old and rare and adorable, these substantial cast iron Scottish Terriers are cute enough to adopt. Dimensions:
3-1/2" w x 4-1/4" d x 4-1/2" h
Weight: 7-1/2 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Good vintage condition with only age-appropriate wear. Felt on bases replaced.
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#1040 Dickens & Twain

Price: $150.00 SOLD

The bas relief portraits of these two literary giants, Charles Dickens and Mark Twain, are wonderfully detailed in bronze-coated cast iron circa 1926 and attributed to the X-3 foundry. Dimensions:
3" w x 4" d x 6" h
Weight: 4-1/2 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very good vintage condition with only age-appropriate wear. Felt bases replaced.
Dickens & Twain

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#1041 Flying & Sitting Ducks

Price: $150.00 SOLD

This is an artistically elegant pair of bookends from the well-respected Art Craft Co. of Chicago. circa 1920s, formed in gray metal with a bronze-copper overlaid luster. Dimensions:
4" w x 3" d x 5-1/2" h
Weight: 3 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very good vintage condition with only age-appropriate wear. Felt on bases replaced.
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#1042 Cute Puppies

Price: $175.00

One of the most charming set of canine bookends ever, this bronze-coated gray metal set of pups sport an expression that is almost too cute for words. They are the ultimate set of lovable puppies. Dimensions:
3" w x 3" d x 6-1/2" h
Weight: 2-3/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition. Felt on bases replaced.
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#1043 Bacon/Johnson Quotes

Price: $175.00 SOLD

The North Wind depiction in the arched top area caps (a bit awkward) each of these magnificent , substantial bronzed cast iron pieces, circa 1930, featuring notable quotes from two brilliant writers. From Samuel Johnson: "Books that you may carry to the fire and hold readily in your hand are the most useful after all." From Francis Bacon: "Reading maketh a full man; writing an exact man; histories make men wise; poets witty." Dimensions:
6" w x 3-1/4" d x 7" h
Weight: 8-1/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition with only age-appropriate wear. Felt on bases replaced.
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#1044 Brick Fireplace

Price: $150.00

You can almost feel the warmth emanating from this highly attractive, extremely detailed, cast iron fireplace pair with a rich bronze patina, circa 1925. Dimensions:
6-1/4" w x 1-3/4" d x 5" h
Weight: 4-3/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very good estate condition with only age-appropriate wear.
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#1045 Running Retriever

Price: $125.00

A true action portrayal of a Labrador Retriever performing his assigned task bounding through the brush. This wonderful bird dog set from an unknown foundry is done in bronze-coated gray metal and is believed to be circa 1950. Dimensions:
3-1/4" w x 3-1/4" d x 4-1/4" h
Weight: 1-3/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very good vintage condition with age-appropriate wear.
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#1046 Hold Those Books

Price: $250.00

This whimsical and colorful bookend set from the celebrated K&O foundry has an old librarian struggling to manage a pile of books taller than he is. Finished in multi-colored polychrome, most of which is still intact, over the gray metal below, this set, circa 1920s, is complemented by a lovely, rich bronze patina. Both pieces are signed with the K&O mark on the - back. Dimensions:
2-3/4" w x 4" d x 6-1/4" h
Weight: 5 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very good vintage condition with age-appropriate wear.
Hold Those Books
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#1047 Horse Jumping

Price: $150.00 SOLD

This splendid example of finely detailed metalworking artistry is a superb depiction of the equestrian arts. The set was created with a copper-bronze coating over gray metal and is circa 1930s from an unknown foundry. Dimensions:
4-3/4" w x 3-1/4" d x 5" h
Weight: 1-3/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition.
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#1048 Shakespeare Seated

Price: $350.00

Rare, substantial and important, this depiction of the Bard at work bears not only the imprint of the artist, C.S. Allen, but the original paper label of the esteemed Armor Bronze foundry. This set is the highly-prized bronze-clad polychrome version, circa 1926 with much of the original color faded but highly visible. Dimensions:
5-3/4" w x 4-1/4" d x 8" h
Weight: 6-1/2 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition with age-appropriate wear.
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#1049 Light of Asia

Price: $325.00

An impressive and substantial set of polychromed cast iron bookends from the celebrated Bradley & Hubbard foundry that exhibit two quotations from Sir Edwin Arnold's seminal poetic work on the tenets of Buddhism: "Let Love Through Good Deeds Show" and "Lo! Ye Shall Read It In The Sacred Books." Each piece is inscribed with the B&H hallmark on the rear and is believed to be circa 1920s. Dimensions:
4-7/8" w x 2-5/8" d x 6" h
Weight: 6-1/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Good vintage condition with age-appropriate wear including some fading of the polychrome finish and minor nicks that do not diminish the overall effect. Felt on bases replaced.
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#1050 Longfellow Bust

Price: $375.00

The celebrated American poet never looked more distinguished than in this strikingly detailed figural bust set into a niche from the masters at Bradley & Hubbard. Each piece has a brass plate along the front edge with the name Longfellow engraved on it. The distinctive B&H mark is stamped into the back of each of these handsome bronze-clad cast iron pieces, circa 1920. A companion set to these, of Shakespeare, is in the Smithsonian Collection. Dimensions:
4-1/2" w x 2-3/4" d x 5-3/4" h
Weight: 12 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Good vintage condition with some high point finish wear appropriate to its age.
Longfellow Bust
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#1051 Torch & Books

Price: $125.00 SOLD

This lovely monochromatic (metallic gold over gray metal) version of the symbolic Torch of Knowledge illuminating the library shelves, from the Philadelphia Manufacturing Co., circa 1930s, is almost identical to a polychrome version of the same subject from Ronson. The original paper foundry labels are still intact on each piece. Dimensions:
4" w x 2-1/2" d x 5" h
Weight: 5 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Good vintage condition with wear appropriate to its age.
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#1052 Perched Terrier Pups

Price: $125.00

This set could be called "Personality Plus," for the adorable pose of these Scottish Terriers. In this realistic depiction from Ronson (Art Metal Works), in bronze-copper-coated gray metal, circa 1925, you can almost see the pups' tails wag. The original foundry label is still affixed to one piece. Dimensions:
3" w x 5-1/2" d x 7" h
Weight: 6 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Good vintage condition with one virtually undetectable minor area of restoration. Felt on bases replaced.
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#1053 Greyhounds

Price: $425.00

Here is a sleek and stylish presentation of the fluid motion of these fastest canines caught in full stride. This rare set, in the Art Deco motif with its lustrous bronze patina over gray metal, is attributed to Jennings Brothers, circa 1938. This is truly a stunning pair of bookends. Dimensions:
8-7/8" w x 3-1/2" d x 4-1/2" h
Weight: 6-1/2 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition. Felt bases replaced.
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#1055 Cocker Spaniel

Price: $125.00 SOLD

The singular charm and endearing qualities of the cocker spaniel come through in this wonderful set of highly detailed busts in golden bronze-coated gray metal from the Philadelphia Mfg. Co., circa 1930s. The original paper foundry label is still affixed to one piece. Dimensions:
3" w x 2-1/2" d x 5" h
Weight: 4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
One minor nick on one base, otherwise in excellent vintage condition. Felt on bases replaced.
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#1056 Asleep at Mid-Story

Price: $350.00

A senior citizen is caught napping in his favorite chair with his book still opened in his lap in this most charming and delightful slice of life from the acclaimed Kronheim & Oldenbusch (K&O) foundry, circa 1929. K&O are renowned for their often whimsical and colorful depictions and this set is no exception. Executed in gray metal with a golden bronze and polychrome finish, the set still bears the K&O markings on the back of each. Dimensions:
3-1/2" w x 5" d x 4-1/2" h
Weight: 5 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition with minor paint wear appropriate to their age.
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#1057 Ladies & Lyre

Price: $295.00

Here is a rare set of bronze-coated cast iron bookends with an elegantly subdued patina from the celebrated Hubley foundry, circa 1925. The two women, music teacher and student, are wonderfully detailed and each bookend is stamped "Hubley #328." Dimensions:
5" w x 2-1/4" d x 5-1/2" h
Weight: 4-1/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Good vintage condition with wear appropriate to their age. Felt on bases replaced.
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#1058 Israeli Pioneer & Rabbi

Price: $425.00 SOLD

This important solid bronze set of bookends is extremely rare (perhaps one of a kind) and portrays an old rabbi-scribe at work on one unit and a kibbutz worker in the foreground with other workers in the background on the other unit. Each piece bears the Hebrew "Yisroael" and features a wonderful verdigris patina. Dimensions:
3-1/2" w x 6" d x 3-1/2"
Weight: 1-1/2 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Good vintage condition with wear appropriate to their age.
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#1059 Pirate

Price: $395.00 SOLD

Here is a stunningly vibrant and colorful depiction of the quintessential pirate sculpted and signed by the artist, Paul Herzel, in this polychrome over plated gray metal pair of very rare bookends from the acclaimed Pompeian Bronze foundry, circa 1928. Dimensions:
3-1/4" w x 3-3/4 " d x 9-1/2" h
Weight: 6-1/2 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition with wear appropriate to their age. Felt on bases replaced.
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#1060 Proud Peacock

Price: $325.00

The majestic peacock struts his feathers proudly in this wonderfully detailed set of bookends from the respected Weidlich Brothers foundry, circa 1925. Each very substantial plated gray metal piece has a rich patina and is stamped with the WB foundry mark. Dimensions:
4" w x 3-1/2" d x 5-3/4" h
Weight: 5-1/2 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition with only wear appropriate to their age. Felt on bases replaced.
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#1061 Elephant on Rock

Price: $250.00 SOLD

The power and steadiness of these pachyderms, considered symbols of wisdom and dignity, is instantly evident in this bronze-clad set of bookends, circa 1920s, that exhibit a soft lustrous copper-toned patina. This is a positively majestic pair of bookends from an unknown foundry. Dimensions:
2-3/4" w x 6" d x 6" h
Weight: 5 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition with only wear appropriate to their age. Felt on bases replaced.
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#1062 Deco Dancer with Scarf

Price: $395.00

The timeless beauty and irresistible grace of the nude Art Deco dancer is captured in this bronze-coated cast iron pair attributed to the "X-2" foundry, circa 1929. Each of the two pieces has a subdued coppery patina that only enhances the fluid motion of the dancer and her sash. Dimensions:
5" w x 2-3/4" d x 5-1/2" h
Weight: 4-1/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very good vintage condition with only wear appropriate to their age.
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#1063 Turbaned Scholar

Price: $275.00

This set is a glorious example of the talent of one of the most acclaimed metalworking artists of his era, L.V. Aronson, and demonstrates his exceptional skill. The pieces are intricately detailed, even on the base, and still exhibit the resplendent colors of the polychrome finish over bronze-coated gray metal. Each piece is piece is imprinted "L.V, Aronson, © 1923." Dimensions:
3-3/4" w x 2-1/2" d x 3-3/4" h
Weight: 2 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition with only wear appropriate to their age.
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#1064 Cocker Spaniel

Price: $250.00

For dog fanciers or metal art lovers, this spectacular pair of Bruce Fox designed bookends uniquely crafted in cast aluminum, circa 1950, both are signed by the renowned artist and one retains the original studio label on the base. The bas relief images are highly detailed and the scale and silver sheen make these items conversation pieces in any setting. Dimensions:
5-1/2" w x 3" d x7" h
Weight: 5 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Superb vintage condition.
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#1065 Flying Duck

Price: $250.00

This outstanding rendition of a duck at the moment of flight is from the creative brilliance of the acclaimed artist Bruce Fox. These wonderfully dimensional pieces in cast aluminum are both signed by the artist and one still retains the original studio label. Dimensions:
5" w x 3" d x7-1/2" h
Weight: 4-1/2 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition.
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#1066 Floppy Books

Price: $295.00

Here is a whimsical pair of bookends executed with extreme detail, to the point that a casual onlooker would undoubtedly think these are in fact actual books, their leather cover graining and flopping pages are that real looking. In fact, they are polychromed gray metal from the renowned Ronson foundry, circa 1933. Ronson titled them "Limp Grained Leather," and they often are confused with a set made later by PM Craftsmen (Philadelphia Manufacturing) commonly known as "Floppy Books." Dimensions:
4-1/2" w x 3-1/2" d x 4-1/2" h
Weight: 3-1/2 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition with only wear appropriate to their age.
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#1067 Hand-Painted Rooster

Price: $75.00

A colorful and cheerful pair of hand-painted cast iron bookends in the folk art tradition, this delightful set is from an unknown maker and is of indeterminate age. Dimensions:
5-1/2" w x 2-1/4" d x 7-1/2" h
Weight: 4-1/2 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent condition. Felt on bases replaced.
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#1069 Crouching Tiger

Price: $295.00

The absolute essence of the stealthy tiger on the hunt is vividly portrayed in this extremely rare set of bronze-finished cast iron bookends from the respected Connecticut Foundry. Each is impressed with the foundry mark, the date, 1930, and the title of the piece. Dimensions:
5-1/2" w x 2" d x 5-1/2" h
Weight: 5 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition with only wear appropriate to their age.
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#1071 Puppy Triplets

Price: $250.00

You may never see a more adorable set of bookends than this very rare pair from the celebrated Ronson foundry, circa 1925. Cast in gray metal and finished with an antique copper-bronze coating, the set's aged patina highlights the details of each pup and adds to its most appealing overall impression. Dimensions:
3-1/2" w x 4" d x 6" h
Weight: 3 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition. Felt bases replaced.
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#1072 Labrador Retriever

Price: $150.00

On point and working in the field, these two Labrador Retrievers exhibit perfect form in vintage bronze with an elegant, subdued patina from an unknown maker, circa 1930s Dimensions:
5-1/2 w x 2" d x 4-1/2" h
Weight: 5-1/2 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Good vintage condition with only wear appropriate to their age. Felt on bases replaced.
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#1073 Two Lions

Price: $195.00

In this strikingly beautiful portrait of animal royalty, two lions are at ease but alert on the African plains. Produced by an unknown maker, circa 1926, this relatively rare pair is done in cast iron with a bronze coating and finished with hand-applied polychrome. This set is an inspired artistic achievement. Dimensions:
5-1/2" w x 2-1/4" d x 4-1/4" h
Weight: 3-3/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very good vintage condition with wear appropriate to their age. Felt on bases replaced.
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#1074 Rooster Crowing

Price: $75.00

These two proud, strutting and cock-a-doodle-dooing cast iron roosters are in the best folk art tradition from an unidentified foundry. Dimensions:
4-1/2" w x 1-1/2" d x 6-3/4" h
Weight: 4-3/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition.
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#1075 American Eagle

Price: $195.00 SOLD

The fierce eagle, taken directly from the great Seal of the United States, carries in its beak a ribbon with America's motto, E Pluribus Unum, and in one talon an olive branch, in the other, a bundle of arrows. Believed to be circa 1930s, these are made of cast iron with a gold and polychrome finish. Dimensions:
5-1/4" w x 2" d x 7-1/8" h
Weight: 4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition with only wear appropriate to their age. Felt bases replaced.
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#1076 Bar Mitzvah & 5 Books

Price: $125.00

This is a highly unusual set of vintage Israeli-made bookends and the Five Books of Moses (the Hebrew Bible), circa 1965, the one made especially for the other. The bookends are brass with a brilliant polychrome finish and are stamped Made in Israel by Ahada. The books, published by Sinai Publishing and printed in Israel by Blumenthal's Printing Press, each contain the Bible text in Hebrew and English, and in a concluding section, the Haftorah pertaining to that Bible text. Dimensions:
5-3/4" w x 53/4" d x 5-1/2" h
Weight: 2-3/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition with only wear appropriate to their age.
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#1078 Pewter Butterfly

Price: $250.00

This absolutely exquisite portrayal of a butterfly in flight is executed in resplendent pewter by PM Craftsmen (Philadelphia Mfg.), believed to be circa 1940s. These very substantial pieces still have their original felt intact and the original foundry label is still in place. This extraordinarily artistic pair would serve anywhere as just pure sculptural pieces. Dimensions:
4" w x 3-3/4" d x 5-3/4" h
Weight: 5-3/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition.
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#1079 Blowing the Shofar

Price: $125.00 SOLD

The brilliant color of the enameled tile is stunningly luminous against the subdued verdigris patina of these bronze pieces made in Israel by Dayagi. Dimensions:
3-1/2" w x 2-1/" d x 5" h
Weight: 1-1/2 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Good vintage condition with some surface wear that only enhances their charm.
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#1080 Shakespeare Bust

Price: $275.00 SOLD

In this exceptional tribute to "The Bard" in bronze-clad gray metal from the distinguished Pompeian Bronze foundry, circa 1925, Shakespeare's bust is complemented by an art deco bas relief frieze above his head which still retains some the original polychrome finish. One of these substantial pieces has the original foundry label in place. Dimensions:
4-1/2" w x 3-1/4" d x 6-7/8" h
Weight: 8-1/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very good vintage condition with only some loss of color appropriate for its age.
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#1081 Gothic Arch

Price: $95.00

Their decorative, ornamental openwork helps this set of bookends project a delightful and welcome air of good cheer. From an unknown foundry, this set is believed to be circa 1930s. Dimensions:
3-3/4" w x 2-1/2" d x 6" h
Weight: 1-3/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very good vintage condition.
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#1082 Ivy Leaves

Price: $125.00 SOLD

These are truly an enchanting pair of bookends showing a frozen moment of the natural world with direct simplicity. The wonderful detail clearly depicts the ivy leaves against a stone wall. This set, circa 1930s, is cast in bronze-coated gray metal from the celebrated Dodge foundry and still bears the original label. Dimensions:
3-1/4" w x" 3-1/2" d x 4-1/2" h
Weight: 4-3/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very good vintage condition with only some age-appropriate wear.
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#1083 Mermaid

Price: $150.00

Here is a rare and substantial pair of cast iron bookends successfully depicting the timeless grace and beauty of the mythical seated mermaid with her soft smile and modest pose. The pair is from an unknown foundry and is believed to be circa 1920s. Dimensions:
4-1/2" w x 4" d x 7-1/2" h
Weight: 9 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very good vintage condition with wear appropriate to its age.
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#1084 Comedy & Drama

Price: $150.00 SOLD

The legendary comedy and drama masks are splendidly depicted in this set of polychromed brass bookends from Israel by Dayagi. These bookends feature pivoting, fold-up bases, sport a pleasant, subdued verdigris patina and are stamped on the rear Made in Israel. Dimensions:
3-1/4" w x 4-1/2" d x 4-1/2" h
Weight: 1-1/2 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition.
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#1085 Dante Bust

Price: $250.00

This rare and superbly crafted set of bronze-clad bookends is a fully figural depiction of Dante Alighieri, known as the "Father of the Italian language." Produced by the esteemed Armor Bronze foundry circa 1920s, its polychrome finish still is vibrant and the original foundry label remains affixed to one piece. Dimensions:
3-1/2" w 2-1/4" d x 5-1/2" h
Weight: 3 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very good vintage condition with some minor enamel loss wear appropriate to its age.
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#1087 Lincoln's Cabin

Price: $125.00

These are appealing pieces of Americana as well as illustrative examples of the superb detail work produced by the Judd Company, circa 1925. Made of cast iron with most of the enamel finish still intact, both pieces are stamped on the rear with the foundry mark and number 9673. Dimensions:
4-3/4" w x 2-1/4" d x 4" h
Weight: 3-3/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very good vintage condition with wear appropriate to their age.
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#1088 Tambourine Girl

Price: $395.00

Here is one of the iconic Art Deco sets of bookends in bronze-coated cast iron from Gifthouse Inc. (Bronzart), circa 1926. The curved lines of the nude dancer's stretching body, coupled with the gracefully curved stepped platform, seem to epitomize the artistic sensibility of the Art Deco era. Dimensions:
5-1/2" w x 2-1/4" d x 5-1/4" h
Weight: 3-3/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very good vintage condition with wear appropriate to their age. Felt on bases replaced.
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#1089 Fleur de Lis

Price: $125.00

These are a bold, dramatic and substantial pair of cast iron bookends with a distinctive Old World feel. Although they are from an unknown foundry, they are believed to be circa 1930s. Their striking sculptural appearance will add decorative interest to any setting. Dimensions:
3-1/2" w x 5" d x 8" h
Weight: 9 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very good vintage condition with wear appropriate to their age.
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#1090 Stretching Cat

Price: $225.00 SOLD

Your books are definitely safe with these two stunningly powerful felines holding them at either end. Although unmarked, these are believed to be from the renowned Art Colony Industries, circa 1932. Dimensions:
2-1/2" w x 5-3/4" d x 8" h
Weight: 9 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very good vintage condition with wear appropriate to their age.
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#1091 Black Cat

Price: $125.00

The classic lines of the feline essence are captured in the fully sculpted bodies of this pair produced in enameled gray metal from an unknown foundry. Dimensions:
" w x 5-3/4" d x 6-3/4" h
Weight: 4-1/2 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition.
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#1092 The Thinker

Price: $150.00 SOLD

Here is Rodin's definitive sculpture of a heroic figure representing intellect and poetry masterfully depicted in this pair of solid bronze bookends, circa 1925. Dimensions:
4-1/4" w x 2" d x 5-1/2" h
Weight: 3-3/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very good vintage condition with wear appropriate to their age. Felt on bases replaced.
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#1093 Art Deco Horse

Price: $395.00

Sometimes referred to as "Trojan Horse Head," this spectacular set from the illustrious Dodge, Inc. foundry, circa 1930, boasts a most resplendent, copper-bronze finish over gray metal. The original felt base and foundry label are still intact on each piece. This pair of bookends is a tour de force in any setting. Dimensions:
3-1/4" w x 4-1/2" d x 7-1/4" h
Weight: 3-3/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very good vintage condition with only wear appropriate to their age.
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#1094 Art Deco Pyramid

Price: $595.00

This is an extraordinary Art Deco geometric design and quite a rare set from the celebrated Armor Bronze foundry, circa 1928. The set is electroformed bronze-clad gray metal finished in red and gold polychrome. The Armor Bronze foundry marking is on the back of each piece. This truly spectacular set fully expresses the bold excitement and vivid optimism of the Art Deco era. Dimensions:
6-1/4" w x 2-1/4" d x 6-1/4" h
Weight: 3-3/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition with some enamel loss consistent with their age.
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#1095 12 Tribes/Israel Map

Price: $250.00 SOLD

These hand-crafted in Israel solid bronze bookends portray the symbols of the 12 tribes of Israel on one bookend and, as the Hebrew caption below indicates, "Eretz Yisroel" (the land of Israel) on the other. This set is believed to be circa 1950s. Dimensions:
4-1/4" w x 5" d x 6-1/4" h
Weight: 3-3/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition.
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#1096 Israeli Lute

Price: $95.00 SOLD

The clean, unencumbered design of this appealing set of bookends featuring a bronze lute on an enameled verdigris background evokes the pleasant feeling of plain and simple musical pleasures. Each is piece is inscribed "Made in Israel by Dayagi." Dimensions:
4" w x 4-1/2" d x 6" h
Weight: 2 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition.
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#1097 Giraffe

Price: $150.00 SOLD

Their size and heft and graceful beauty will make this rare pair of exceptional bookends conversation pieces in any setting. Fashioned from gray metal with a copper-bronze finish, they now glow with a luminous patina. Produced by an unknown foundry, they are believed to be circa 1930s. Dimensions:
4-1/2" w x 3-1/2" d x 8"h
Weight: 7 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition.
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#1098 G Clef

Price: $50.00

There is music in the air with these delightful golden-toned brass pieces displaying the G clef and F and A notes in bas relief. Dimensions:
4-3/4" w x 3-1/2" d x 5" h
Weight: 1-1/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Good vintage condition with some minor metal wear consistent with age.
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#1099 Flower Basket

Price: $150.00

This is a wonderfully cheerful pair of cast iron bookends bursting with brilliant color and graceful lines. Essentially all of the original polychrome finish remains vibrant on both pieces believed to be circa 1920s. Dimensions:
6" w x 1-1/2" d x 5-1/2"" h
Weight: 4-3/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very good vintage condition with wear appropriate to their age.
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#1100 Wild Horses

Price: $175.00

The spirited power, determination and drive of wild stallions galloping across the plains is displayed in this rare set of cast iron bookends with a copper-bronze finish from Gifthouse, Inc. (Bronzart), circa 1926. Dimensions:
4-3/4"w x 2" d x 4-3/4" h
Weight: 3-3/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Good vintage condition with some surface wear consistent with age.
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#1101 Ten Commandments - Ark

Price: $395.00

Here is a truly majestic presentation of the Ten Commandments in Hebrew seemingly carved from the rocks of Mount Sinai as interpreted by one of the major figures in early 20th century metalworking art: Louis V. Aronson. This stunning pair of rare bookends, each capped by the Star of David, is fashioned from gray metal with a glorious bronze finish. Each is marked on the rear "LV Aronson 1922." Dimensions:
3-1/2" w x 4" d x 4"h
Weight: 2-3/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very good vintage condition with only minor surface wear that does not detract from the overall appearance.
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#1102 Science & Study

Price: $195.00 SOLD

Each seated bas relief figure in this matching pair of bookends, from the acclaimed Bradley & Hubbard foundry, circa 1930s, and captioned "Science" and "Study," is portrayed as diligently applying brain power to serious and weighty issues of intellect. The set is strikingly executed in cast iron with a brilliantly toned bronze coating. Dimensions:
5" w x 3" d x 5-3/4" h
Weight: 8-1/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition. Felt on bases replaced.
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#1103 Shakespeare Profile Bust

Price: $225.00 SOLD

This classic sculptural rendition of the heroic bust as bookend bears the Bard's name on the base and is made of cast iron with a lustrous bronze surface finish. Although the foundry is unknown, the pair is believed to be circa 1930s. Dimensions:
4" w x 1-7/8" d x 6" h
Weight: 3-1/2 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very good vintage condition with only minor surface wear. Felt on bases replaced.
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#1104 Chariot Race - "Glory"

Price: $450.00

This exceptional and rare pair of substantial art nouveau bookends is a tour de force of the metalworking art form depicting in magnificent bas relief detail all the excitement and power and, as their back-panel inscription says, the "Glory" of ancient Rome. One piece still bears the original foundry label inscribed "Made by Master Craftsmen Pompeian Bronze." The set, with its rich, lustrous patina, is artist-signed "P. Manfredi" and is fashioned from bronze-clad gray metal, circa 1930. Dimensions:
7" w x 2-3/4" d x 4-3/4 "h
Weight: 6-1/2 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very good vintage condition with minor bruises that only add to their charm.
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#1105 Beethoven at the Piano

Price: $295.00

In these rare, remarkable, elaborate and elegantly designed pieces of metal sculpture as bookends, the incomparable Beethoven is working at his square grand piano with
sheet music clearly in view and so detailed that the notes are legible. Produced by the celebrated J.B. Hirsch foundry in 1932, the set is highlighted by the ivorine (celluloid) keyboard which contrasts with the overall finish of so-called "French Bronze," (electroplated gray metal or spelter). Each piece is marked with the foundry logo on the rear.
Dimensions:
4-1/4" w x 5-1/2" d x 5-1/2" h
Weight: 8-1/2 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Good vintage condition with some surface finish wear. One keyboard section has been restored and one base crack has been imperceptibly repaired and restored.
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#1106 Jumping Horse - "Whipper-in"

Price: $175.00

These are beautifully detailed depictions of horse and rider mid-jump in a steeplechase event executed in solid cast iron by the famous Hubley foundry, circa 1925. The finish is natural and the original felt bases are still intact. Dimensions:
4-1/2"w x 2-1/4" d x 4-7/8" h
Weight: 4-1/2 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition.
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#1107 Caduceus

Price: $95.00

Here's an impressive set of heavy-duty bronze-toned bookends with a spectacular golden caduceus in bas relief that would be perfect for any physician's home or office. The set is from the noted Philadelphia Mfg. Co. and still has the original foil label intact. Dimensions:
5" w x 4-1/4" d x 5" h
Weight: 5-3/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition.
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#1108 Golfer

Price: $95.00

In this engaging, dimensional period set, a 1930s golfer with his knickers, old fashioned woolen "cabbie cap" and argyle sweater is teeing off on a most picturesque course. The pair is made from heavy pewter and is from an unknown foundry. Dimensions:
4-3/4" w x 5-3/4" d x 5-1/2" h
Weight: 1-3/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very good vintage condition.
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#1109 Blind Justice

Price: $125.00

With wisdom seated to her right and standing astride the books of law, blindfold affixed, holding her scales and broad sword, Justice promises equal treatment to all in this substantial set of bronze-coated gray metal bookends from an unknown foundry. Dimensions:
5"w x 3" d x 6-1/2" h
Weight: 7-1/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition.
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#1110 Geometric Cat

Price: $195.00

This most strikingly bold depiction of the cat is a pure representation of the Art Deco style with its strong geometry and majestic countenance. The set, from an unknown foundry, circa 1935, is made of gray metal with a bronze coating and sports a superb, glowing luster. Dimensions:
3" w x 2-3/4" d x 8" h
Weight: 2-3/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition with wear appropriate to their age. Felt on bases replaced.
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#1111 Frigate

Price: $150.00

All the romance and glory of the open sea comes across in this pair of three-masted ships under full sail, beautifully detailed and highlighted by the bronze coating on cast iron. From an unknown maker, circa 1925, the pair is quite rare. Dimensions:
6" w x 2" d x 6" h
Weight: 3-3/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition with wear appropriate to their age.
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#1112 Crouching Lion

Price: $295.00

Power, determination and stealth, the characteristics of a lion on the prowl, are all evident in this marvelous portrayal of the king of beasts from the renowned Connecticut Foundry, circa 1930. This rare set is a companion piece to the Crouching Tiger set of the same vintage, and also is made of bronze- finished cast iron with the foundry mark, date and title inscribed on the rear. Dimensions:
5-1/2" w x 2" d x 5-1/2" h
Weight: 5-1/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition with wear appropriate to their age. Felt on bases replaced.
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#1114 Owl

Price: $95.00

This delightfully detailed pair of old owls look as wise as any owls ever. Made from heavyweight cast iron with a black enamel finish, the pair is believed to be circa 1930s. Dimensions:
w x d x 7"h
Weight: 4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition.
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#1115 Thespian

Price: $195.00 SOLD

With the Tragedy and Comedy visages above and behind her in the background, The Muse of Drama is triumphantly conveyed in this rare and unusual set of bookends, crafted from bronze-coated cast iron from the Hubley foundry, circa 1925. Dimensions:
5-1/4" w x 2-1/4" d x 6" h
Weight: 4-3/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition with wear appropriate to their age. Felt on bases replaced.
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#1116 Ye Olde Printer

Price: $450.00

This extremely rare and most charming sculptural set must resonate with anyone who has any appreciation for the printed word. For hundreds of years from the early 1500s right on through the 20th century, the hand-operated screw-type press was used by printers the world over to put words on paper for mass circulation. This depiction of the humble printer, on his knees for his craft, was produced by the acclaimed Armor Bronze foundry, circa 1925. Made of bronze-clad gray metal, the pair is signed by the artist, J. Ruhl, and bears the Armor Bronze shield logo. Dimensions:
4-1/4" w x 3" d x 5" h
Weight: 5 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition with wear appropriate to their age.
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#1117 Babe Ruth

Price: $350.00

These extremely rare cast iron depictions of the "Sultan of Swat" (the only such version we have ever seen) have been attributed to the celebrated Hubley foundry, but they bear no markings to confirm this. The pair is circa 1920s and has only some traces of the original polychrome finish, lending an air of aging charm to this distinguished set. Dimensions:
4-1/4" w x 2-1/2" d x 8-1/2" h
Weight: 5-1/2 lbs.

Condition Comment:
No cracks, chips or dents but most original color has aged off, providing this set a true vintage appearance. Felt on bases replaced.
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#1118 Orchestra Instruments

Price: $350.00

Three exquisitely sculpted and wonderfully detailed orchestra instruments — violin, trumpet and French horn — adorn these most rare and gracefully formed bronze pieces. Believed to be circa 1920s, there are no identifying foundry markings on either one. Each has a richly subdued bronze patina. Dimensions:
4-1/2" w x 3" d x 5" h
Weight: 3 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition with original felt bases.
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#1119 Minerva, Goddess of Wisdom

Price: $150.00

Minerva, the Roman Goddess of Wisdom, represented all the worthwhile endeavors of man in the arts and sciences. In this beautifully sculpted bronze-finished cast iron rendition from an unknown foundry, circa 1925, she looks to the future with the Lamp of Knowledge behind her. Dimensions:
3-3/4" w x 2"d x 4" h
Weight: 1-3/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Good vintage condition. Felt on bases replaced.
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#1120 Gazelle Grazing

Price: $325.00

This spectacularly detailed scene of the graceful gazelle feeding in the forest is enhanced by the brilliant gold and green polychrome finish over gray metal attributed to the acclaimed Ronson foundry, circa 1930. Each piece is marked "521" on the rear and are considered a rare find. Dimensions:
5-1/2" w x 3" d x 5-1/2" h
Weight: 4-1/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very good vintage condition with only some minor paint wear. Felt on bases replaced.
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#1121 Scales of Justice

Price: $125.00

Beautifully crafted of heavy-weight brass with a dull green enamel finish, the set is marked "Made in Israel" and signed "Sabra 497". Each piece features a fold-up base and superb detailing overall. Dimensions:
4-1/4" w x 4" d x 6-1/2" h
Weight: 2-1/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent condition.
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#1122 Shakespeare Bust

Price: $250.00

The elegant portrait of the Bard of Avon on each of these pieces is executed in striking bas relief and presents a glowing contrast to the dark background. The set is fashioned from cast iron with a bronze finish. Some have attributed this set to Bradley & Hubbard but since neither piece has a maker's mark, we cannot agree. Nevertheless, the workmanship and detail is superior. Dimensions:
5" w x 2-1/2" d x 6"h
Weight: 6-1/2 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition. Felt on bases replaced.
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#1123 Swans

Price: $200.00

This magnificent set of bookends captures the essence of the swan's stunning grace in an inspired geometric pose. The rare set, from an unknown foundry, is made from gray metal with a lustrous gold finish and is believed to be circa 1930s. Dimensions:
2-1/4" w x 3"d x 7"h
Weight: 3-3/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Good vintage condition with some minor finish loss.
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#1124 Reclining Dog

Price: $125.00

These two handsome Irish Setters are posed in a stately reclining position and have been composed in an unusual, but most desirable manner: when configured as they were meant to be as bookends, the pair will be seen in three-quarter view, not in profile, as most figural bookends are. This striking bronze-copper set from the Saxton Company of California is circa 1930s. Its color is absolutely perfect for the Irish Setter breed. The original foundry label still is affixed to the base of each. Dimensions:
3-3/4" w x 7-1/2" d x 6-1/4" h
Weight: 6-3/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Superior vintage condition.
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#1125 Keyhole View

Price: $495.00

Here is a fascinating and irresistible pair of copper-clad cast iron bookends that convey the art deco feeling in an exquisitely engaging manner. This set is known to be covered by U.S. Design Patent #69502 held by designer Jean Drucklieb of New York and dated Feb.23, 1926. Dimensions:
3-1/2" w x 2-1/4" d x 7-1/4" h
Weight: 4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition. Felt on bases replaced.
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#1126 Shakespeare & His Works

Price: $200.00

This wonderfully detailed bust of William Shakespeare situated in front of the footlights of the theater, pen in hand with manuscript pages strewn about, was produced circa 1930s by the masterful Jennings Bros. foundry. This highly prized set in cast gray metal with a resplendent bronze finish features, on the rear, a partial list of the Bard's works as well as the maker's mark, "JB 2303." Dimensions:
3-1/2" w x 1-3/4" d x 4-1/4" h
Weight: 2-1/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition.
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#1127 Butterfly

Price: $175.00

This highly appealing set of bookends displays a larger-than-life butterfly depicted in the art nouveau style. The butterfly generally symbolizes a carefree lifestyle. The cast iron pair with a golden finish is from an unknown foundry, circa 1925. Dimensions:
6-1/4" w x 1-1/2" d x 5-1/4" h
Weight: 3-3/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Good vintage condition with some finish loss. Felt on bases replaced.
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#1128 Teeing Off

Price: $395.00

This very rare set of solid bronze bookends displaying a knicker-clad golfer and his suited young caddy just exudes the sunny and pleasant mood of a spring morning on a picturesque golf course. The pair is circa 1930 from an unknown foundry. Dimensions:
3-3/4" w x 2-1/4" d x 5-1/2" h
Weight: 6-3/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very good vintage condition with only wear as appropriate to age.
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#1129 Birds

Price: $100.00

A duo of small song birds graces each piece of this irresistible set. The full sculptural rendition of each bird set against the open filigree of the branches lends a light and airy feel to this natural cast iron pair from an unknown foundry. Dimensions:
3-1/2" w x 4-3/4" d x 6-1/2" h
Weight: 4-3/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent overall condition.
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#1130 Parakeet

Price: $175.00

This most enchanting and colorful pair of parakeets is the product of the distinctive Gift House foundry and are dated 1923. The delightful pair is fashioned from cast iron with a polychrome and gold tone finish. Dimensions:
3-1/2" w x 3-1/4" d x 5-1/2" h
Weight: 4-1/2 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very good vintage condition with some color loss. Felt on bases replaced.
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#1131 Bas Mitzvah

Price: $95.00

This solid brass and enameled set portrays a young girl celebrating her Bas Mitzvah surrounded by shields representing the 12 tribes of Israel. One piece has a brass plate inscribed "Mazel Tov on your Bas Mitzvah." The plate on the other is left blank for personalization. Both are marked "Made in Israel," are signed Dayagi, and date from the 1950s. Dimensions:
3-1/2" w x 3-1/2" d x 5-1/4" h
Weight: 1-1/2 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Good vintage condition with gold finish missing on the back of one base plate. Felt on bases replaced.
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#1133 Deco Horse Looking Back

Price: $395.00

Beautifully crafted and delightfully detailed, these captivating examples of art deco style are fashioned from gray metal with a copper-bronze finish, circa early 1940s. They have a warm bronze patina and each is marked on the rear "Kraftware". Dimensions:
4" w x 2-1/4" d x 6-1/4" h
Weight: 3-1/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Good vintage condition with only some minor surface color loss. Felt on bases replaced.
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#1134 On the Links

Price: $250.00

This is a wonderfully detailed figural set of bookends, believed to be circa 1930s, showing a golfer about to tee off. Cast in gray metal with a bronze finish, the set has an irresistible simple charm. Dimensions:
3-1/2" w x 4-1/2" d x 5-1/2" h
Weight: 5/1/2002 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very good vintage condition with only age-appropriate wear. Felt on bases replaced.
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#1136 Deco Moon Dancer

Price: $450.00

At the height of the art deco movement, depictions of female dancers in alluring and sensual poses became almost the archetypes of the design expression. In this rare set of bronze-coated cast iron figures, the dancer speaks to the freedom and modernity of the art deco style. This set is from an unknown foundry and is believed to date from the mid-1920s. Dimensions:
5-1/2" w x 2-7/8" d x 5-1/4" h
Weight: 3/3/2004 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very good vintage condition with only age appropriate wear. Felt on bases replaced.
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#1137 Longfellow Quote

Price: $300.00 SOLD

A portrait of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow adorns the crest of these substantial cast iron pieces from the distinguished Bradley & Hubbard foundry, circa late 1920s. Each bears the poet's quote: "Then read from the treasured volume the poem of thy choice." Dimensions:
4-1/2" w x 2-1/2" d x 6" h
Weight: 7-1/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very good vintage condition. Felt on bases replaced.
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#1138 Deco Scarf Dancer

Price: $450.00

Here is a wonderfully graceful version of the art deco nude dancer, in this instance, done in cast iron with a bright copper wash. This pair is attributed to the "X-2" foundry, circa 1920. Dimensions:
3-1/2" w x 2-1/2" d x 6-1/2" h
Weight: 5/1/2004 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Good vintage condition with some surface wear appropriate to age.
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#1139 Deco Dancer with Sash

Price: $495.00

In one of the many variations on the art deco nude dancer theme, this copper-coated cast iron pair features a woman moving in synch with a delicately billowed sash. Although unmarked, its style, design and construction led credence to the belief that it was produced by the "X-2" foundry, circa 1925. Dimensions:
4-1/4" w x 2-3/4" d x 6-1/4" h
Weight: 5 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very good vintage condition with surface wear consistent with age. Felt on bases replaced.
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#1141 Beethoven Bust

Price: $425.00

The power and majesty of Beethoven's genius is immediately apparent in this heroic, sculptural treatment from the renowned Bradley & Hubbard foundry, circa 1926. Each of the two very substantial pieces in bronze-coated cast iron, is superbly detailed, from the facial expression to the background frieze, and bears the B&H hallmark on the rear. Each has a brass identification plate affixed. Dimensions:
6" w x 2-1/2" d x 6-1/2" h
Weight: 11 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Good vintage condition with wear on one brass ID plate. Felt on bases replaced.
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#1142 Girl in Wreath

Price: $495.00

This very rare variation on the iconic art deco nude dancer depicts a nimble, tip-toed dancer surrounded by a superbly detailed floral wreath. The cast iron pair with a copper-bronze wash and a lovely subdued patina is attributed to the "X-2" foundry, circa 1929. Dimensions:
4-3/4" w x 2-1/2" d x 6" h
Weight: 5 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very good vintage condition with surface wear consisten with age. Felt on bases replaced.
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#1145 Bull & Bear

Price: $150.00

This consequential set of wonderfully detailed stock market icons, the bull and bear, is both symbolic and delightfully expressive. For anyone connected to the financial world, these cast iron pieces from an unknown foundry would be the perfect find. Dimensions:
4-1/2" w x 3-1/2" d x 7" h
Weight: 6-3/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very good vintage condition. Felt on bases replaced.
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#1146 Deco Geometric Design

Price: $450.00

Here is an extraordinary and stunningly exquisite realization of the ultimate in art deco geometric design. This inspired cast iron pair of bookends positively expresses the splendid optimism of the art deco era with their still vibrant polychromed colors and sweeping forms. The set is circa 1930s from the celebrated Bradley & Hubbard foundry. Dimensions:
4-1/2" w x 2-3/4" d x 7-1/2" h
Weight: 9-1/2 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition. Felt on bases replaced.
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#1147 Mountain Lion

Price: $175.00

The skillful prowess and determination of the mountain lion on the hunt is evident in this powerful pair of bookends from the estate of a noted archaeologist. Fashioned from gray metal with a golden-bronze finish, the pair is from an unknown foundry. Dimensions:
6-3/4" w x 3" d x 4-1/2" h
Weight: 4-1/2 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very good vintage condition. Felt on bases replaced.
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#1148 Cactus

Price: $295.00

The enchanting lure of the American southwest is irresistibly portrayed in this most appealing set of bookends from the noted Dodge foundry, circa 1947. Fashioned from gray metal with a copper-bronze finish, the set bears a rich and lustrous patina. Dimensions:
4-1/2 w x 2-1/4 d x 7" h
Weight: 3-1/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition. Felt on bases replaced.
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#1149 Deco Dancer

Price: $350.00

Grace and sensuality mark this rare art deco dancer pair from Art Colony Industries, circa 1929. The set is in substantial cast iron and retains its natural look. Dimensions:
7" w x 2-1/2" d x 5" h
Weight: 6 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Good vintage condition with some minor pock marks that do not detract from the overall appearance. Felt bases replaced.
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#1150 Girl in a Circle

Price: $425.00

This rare set is a bold representation of the art deco essence - freedom, optimism, modernity. Executed in cast iron and attributed to the X-2 foundry, the set dates to 1925. Dimensions:
6" w x 2" d x 5" h
Weight: 5 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition. Felt on bases replaced.
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#1151 Pegasus

Price: $175.00

Pegasus, the winged horse, is one of the best-known creatures of Greek mythology. Through the ages, it has come to symbolize the source for creativity, the muse of poets. In this striking brass rendition from an unknown producer, Pegasus rears up in a powerful display. Dimensions:
6" w x 2-1/4" d x 7-1/2" h
Weight: 3-1/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very good vintage condition with a warm verdigris patina. Felt on bases replaced.
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#1152 Leaping Gazelle

Price: $175.00 SOLD

The awesome grace of a magnificent animal is depicted in this lustrous pair from the Crescent Metal Works, circa 1930. The beauty of these majestic creatures is only enhanced by the golden bronze finish over gray metal. Dimensions:
6" w x 3" d x 7" h
Weight: 3-1/2 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Good vintage condition with some minor finish wear. Felt on bases replaced.
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#1153 Classical Instruments

Price: $450.00

This rare bronze bookend set is the companion piece to "Orchestra Instruments" (#1118) and feature the same three instruments - violin, trumpet, French horn -- magnificently sculpted and beautifully detailed. Believed to date from circa 1920s, there are no foundry markings on either piece. Dimensions:
5-3/4" w x 2-1/2" d x 6-1/2" h
Weight: 5 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very good vintage condition.
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#1154 Jumping Dolphins

Price: $175.00

Stunningly majestic and positively the essence of grace, these dolphins leaping forth from the ocean are breathtakingly inspirational. The awesome size and striking beauty of this set is unique. Fashioned from bronze coated gray metal by an unknown foundry, they are believed to be circa 1930s. Dimensions:
5" w x 3-1/4" d x 10-1/2" h
Weight: 6-1/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition.
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#1155 Miss Moderne

Price: $350.00

Miss Moderne expresses the absolute essence of the Art Deco era. Her flowing gown and the movement and geometry of her arms speak to the freedom the Art Deco ethic inspires. This cast iron set with a bronze finish is circa 1929 from an unknown foundry. The rear of each is marked "Miss Moderne." Dimensions:
4" w x 2" d x 6-3/4" h
Weight: 4-1/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very good vintage condition.
Felt on bases replaced.
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