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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.

 

#1003 "Bar Mitzvah"

Price: $75.00

What a joyous pair of multi-colored enameled brass bookends depicting a young man celebrating his Bar Mitzvah and surrounded by the symbols of the 12 tribes of Israel. Dimensions:
4-1/4" w x 4-1/4" d x 6" h
Weight: 1-1/2 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent condition with only slight signs of use.
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#1005 "Wailing Wall"

Price: $75.00 SOLD

This touching brass rendition of four devotees praying at the Western Wall in Jerusalem was made in Israel, circa1960. Dimensions:
4" w x 3-1/4" d x 5" h
Weight: 1-1/2 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition.

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#1008 Spanish Galleon

Price: $95.00 SOLD

Billowing sails and splashing seas evoke the romance of a bygone era in this cast iron rendering of a Spanish Galleon, from an unknown foundry and believed to be circa 1920s. Dimensions:
3-1/2" w X 1-3/4"d X 4-1/4"h
Weight: 2 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Good condition with only vintage age- appropriate wear.
Spanish Galleon

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#1015 Liberty Bell

Price: $75.00 SOLD

This heavy cast iron replica of the cherished American symbol of independence was crafted circa 1925 by an unknown foundry. There is incredible detail on these pieces including, of course, the famed crack and a partial view of the inscription: "...proclaim liberty throughout all the land..." Dimensions:
4" w x 1-1/ 2" d x 4-1/2" h
Weight: 3 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Good vintage condition with age-appropriate wear.
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#1016 Galleon

Price: $50.00

Stirring high seas adventure is evoked by this circa 1925 highly detailed cast iron rendition of a galleon under full sail, perhaps laden with Spanish treasure from the New World. Dimensions:
4" w x 1-1/ 2" d x 4-1/2" h
Weight: 2-3/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Good vintage condition with age-appropriate wear.
Galleon
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#1029 Ahada Menora

Price: $95.00

This elegantly simple, yet striking design features a luminous menorah in heavy-weight brass. Each piece is stamped "Made in Israel by Ahada." Dimensions:
4" w x 3-1/2" d x 5-3/4" h
Weight: 1-3/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition. Felt on bases replaced.
Ahada Menora
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#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.
Irish Setter
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#1037 Golf Bag & Clubs

Price: $95.00

Any golf aficionado will relate to this charming portrayal of the tools of the game done in lustrous pewter. Dimensions:
4-3/4" w x 6" d x 6" h
Weight: 2 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Good vintage condition with age-appropriate wear. Felt on bases replaced.
Golf Bag & Clubs
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#1067 Hand-Painted Rooster

Price: $75.00

A colorful and cheerful pair of hand-painted cast iron bookends in the folk art tradition, this delightful set is from an unknown maker and is of indeterminate age. Dimensions:
5-1/2" w x 2-1/4" d x 7-1/2" h
Weight: 4-1/2 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent condition. Felt on bases replaced.
Hand-Painted Rooster
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#1074 Rooster Crowing

Price: $75.00

These two proud, strutting and cock-a-doodle-dooing cast iron roosters are in the best folk art tradition from an unidentified foundry. Dimensions:
4-1/2" w x 1-1/2" d x 6-3/4" h
Weight: 4-3/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition.
Rooster Crowing
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#1081 Gothic Arch

Price: $95.00

Their decorative, ornamental openwork helps this set of bookends project a delightful and welcome air of good cheer. From an unknown foundry, this set is believed to be circa 1930s. Dimensions:
3-3/4" w x 2-1/2" d x 6" h
Weight: 1-3/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very good vintage condition.
Gothic Arch
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#1096 Israeli Lute

Price: $95.00 SOLD

The clean, unencumbered design of this appealing set of bookends featuring a bronze lute on an enameled verdigris background evokes the pleasant feeling of plain and simple musical pleasures. Each is piece is inscribed "Made in Israel by Dayagi." Dimensions:
4" w x 4-1/2" d x 6" h
Weight: 2 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition.
Israeli Lute

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#1098 G Clef

Price: $50.00

There is music in the air with these delightful golden-toned brass pieces displaying the G clef and F and A notes in bas relief. Dimensions:
4-3/4" w x 3-1/2" d x 5" h
Weight: 1-1/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Good vintage condition with some minor metal wear consistent with age.
G Clef
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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.
Caduceus
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#1108 Golfer

Price: $95.00

In this engaging, dimensional period set, a 1930s golfer with his knickers, old fashioned woolen "cabbie cap" and argyle sweater is teeing off on a most picturesque course. The pair is made from heavy pewter and is from an unknown foundry. Dimensions:
4-3/4" w x 5-3/4" d x 5-1/2" h
Weight: 1-3/4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Very good vintage condition.
Golfer
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#1114 Owl

Price: $95.00

This delightfully detailed pair of old owls look as wise as any owls ever. Made from heavyweight cast iron with a black enamel finish, the pair is believed to be circa 1930s. Dimensions:
w x d x 7"h
Weight: 4 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Excellent vintage condition.
Owl
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#1131 Bas Mitzvah

Price: $95.00

This solid brass and enameled set portrays a young girl celebrating her Bas Mitzvah surrounded by shields representing the 12 tribes of Israel. One piece has a brass plate inscribed "Mazel Tov on your Bas Mitzvah." The plate on the other is left blank for personalization. Both are marked "Made in Israel," are signed Dayagi, and date from the 1950s. Dimensions:
3-1/2" w x 3-1/2" d x 5-1/4" h
Weight: 1-1/2 lbs.

Condition Comment:
Good vintage condition with gold finish missing on the back of one base plate. Felt on bases replaced.
Bas Mitzvah
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