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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.

 

#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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#1126 Shakespeare & His Works

Price: $200.00

This wonderfully detailed bust of William Shakespeare situated in front of the footlights of the theater, pen in hand with manuscript pages strewn about, was produced circa 1930s by the masterful Jennings Bros. foundry. This highly prized set in cast gray metal with a resplendent bronze finish features, on the rear, a partial list of the Bard's works as well as the maker's mark, "JB 2303." Dimensions:
3-1/2" w x 1-3/4" d x 4-1/4" h
Weight: 2-1/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage 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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#1137 Longfellow Quote

Price: $300.00 SOLD

A portrait of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow adorns the crest of these substantial cast iron pieces from the distinguished Bradley & Hubbard foundry, circa late 1920s. Each bears the poet's quote: "Then read from the treasured volume the poem of thy choice." Dimensions:
4-1/2" w x 2-1/2" d x 6" h
Weight: 7-1/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very good vintage condition. 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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#1150 Girl in a Circle

Price: $425.00

This rare set is a bold representation of the art deco essence - freedom, optimism, modernity. Executed in cast iron and attributed to the X-2 foundry, the set dates to 1925. Dimensions:
6" w x 2" d x 5" h
Weight: 5 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition. Felt on bases replaced.
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#1153 Classical Instruments

Price: $450.00

This rare bronze bookend set is the companion piece to "Orchestra Instruments" (#1118) and feature the same three instruments - violin, trumpet, French horn -- magnificently sculpted and beautifully detailed. Believed to date from circa 1920s, there are no foundry markings on either piece. Dimensions:
5-3/4" w x 2-1/2" d x 6-1/2" h
Weight: 5 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very good vintage condition.
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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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#1155 Miss Moderne

Price: $350.00

Miss Moderne expresses the absolute essence of the Art Deco era. Her flowing gown and the movement and geometry of her arms speak to the freedom the Art Deco ethic inspires. This cast iron set with a bronze finish is circa 1929 from an unknown foundry. The rear of each is marked "Miss Moderne." Dimensions:
4" w x 2" d x 6-3/4" h
Weight: 4-1/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very good vintage condition.
Felt on bases replaced.
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