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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.

 

#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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#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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#1032 Art Deco Fan Design

Price: $125.00 SOLD

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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#1146 Deco Geometric Design

Price: $350.00 SOLD

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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