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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.

 

#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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