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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.

 

#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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.
Parakeet
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