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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.

 

#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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