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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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#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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