Bookends


Antique Pair "MB" (Marion Bronze) Scholar Reading Bookends
Item #: G5270
Description:  Antique Pair "MB" Bookends (approx 12lbs), Marion Bronze Manufacturing Company depicting a scholar seated on his library ladder, reading in front of his book stacks.
Materials: Polychromatic bronze clad.
Dimensions: Height: 7-1/2". Width: 5". Depth: 4-1/2".
Locality and Period: Marion Bronze Manufacturing Co. New Jersey. c.1930.
Comments:  Antique Pair "MB" Bookends (approx 12lbs), Marion Bronze Manufacturing Company Founded in 1922 by Arthur and Marion France, the Marion Bronze Company produced bronze-clad bookends and lamps at a small production facility behind their house in Metuchen, New Jersey. Production by the couple continued until they retired in 1958 . Skilled craftsmen hand cast each piece into ‘Cerama-Stone', a scientific exclusive formula which permits high fidelity production. Each piece is then carefully prepared so that it can be encased in real bronze metal. The Marion Galvano Bronze method makes a solid production of the proper weight for lifetime durability." Marion Bronze was the longest-lived company producing bronze-clad bookends.
Price: ***SOLD***


Antique Pair Cast Iron CJO Judd Putti/Cherub Bookends
Item #: G5409
Description: Cast iron bookends depicting pair of putti/cherubs with swag coverings.
Materials: Cast iron with applied verdigris patina.
Dimensions: Height: 5-1/4". Width: 6-1/8". Depth: 3-1/4".
Locality and Period: CJO JUDD Manufacturing. Connecticut. c.1920.
Comments: Rare figural casting with desirable subject matter.
Price: $60.00 Pair


Antique Pair Cast Iron Blacksmith Bookends
Item #: G5240
Description: Antique figural bookends depicting aproned blacksmith with raised hammer. Anvil on Horseshoe base. Applied bronzed patina.
Materials: Cast iron with applied bronzed patina.
Dimensions: Height: 6-3/4". Width: 3-3/4". Depth: 2-3/4".
Locality and Period: Unknown Foundry. c.1920.
Comments: Rare figural casting with desirable subject matter.
Price: $125.00 Pair


Antique Pair K & O Washington/Lincoln Bookends
Cast Metal by Kronheim & Oldenbusch, Brooklyn

Item #: G4625
Description: Antique bookends depicting George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in profile. Maker's mark "K&O" on lower back.
3-3/4" high X 2-3/4" wide X 2" deep (each)
Materials: Cast metal.
Dimensions: Height: 3-3/4". Width: 2-3/4". Depth: 2".
Locality and Period: Kronheim & Oldenbusch, Brooklyn. c.1920-30.
Comments: Well executed high relief casting with desirable subject matter.
Price: ***SOLD***


Pair Antique Cast Bronze "Indian Hunters" Bookends
Item #:
G4625
Description: Bookends cast in solid bronze depicting an Indian Brave teaching his son to hunt with bow and arrow.
Materials: Cast bronze.
Dimensions: Height: 5-5/8". Width: 4-7/8". Depth: 2-3/4".
Locality and Period: American. c.1920.
Comments: Well executed high relief casting with desirable subject matter.
Price: $95.00 Pair

Pair Antique Cast Iron "Cameo" Bookends 

Item #: G5157
Description: Cast iron bookends with elegant cameo in oval frame.
Materials: Cast iron.
Dimensions: Height: 5". Width: 4-3/8". Depth: 2".
Locality and Period: Unknown foundry. c.1900.
Comments: Unique cameo motif.

Price: ***SOLD***

Pair K & O (Kronheim Oldenbusch, Brooklyn, NY.) Buddha Bookends Cold Painted Cast Bronze

Item #: G4856
Description: Cold painted cast bronze bookends depicting seated Buddha. Patterned back with cast "K & O" marking.
Materials: Cold painted cast bronze.
Dimensions: Height: 5-7/8". Width: 4-3/4". Depth: 4-1/4".
Locality and Period: Brooklyn, NY. c.1920.
Comments: Polychromatic cold painted. Heavy casting.

Price: $59.00 Pair


Pair Judd Lion Bronze over Cast Iron Bookends
Item #:
G4710
Description: Cast iron bookends having a bronzed finish with a lion motif. Textured pattern back with Judd casting number "9784".
Materials: Cast iron.
Dimensions: Height: 5-5/8". Width: 6-1/8". Depth: 2-3/8".
Locality and Period: . Brooklyn, NY. c.1910-20.
Comments: In the early 1910s, they began to produce a decorative art metal line of fine-quality sand castings in iron, brass and bronze.  Among these items were bookends and book racks, which were produced between 1910 and the late 1930s.

Price: $95.00 Pair


Pair Art Deco E.W. Fuerst "Gazelle" Frosted Glass Bookends
Item #:
G4861
Description: Art Deco frosted glass bookends with stylized gazelle. Demi-lune, stepped base.
Materials: Frosted glass.
Dimensions: Height: 4". Width: 5". Depth: 3-1/2".
Locality and Period: . Illinois. c.1936.
Comments: Designed by E.W. Fuerst and manufactured by Owens-Illinois Glass Company.
Price: $98.00 Pair


Pair Bradley & Hubbard Whittier Quote Bookends
Item #:
G4108
Description: Heavy bronze finish over cast iron bookends with a bust cartouche of John Greenleaf Whittier over a plaque with the quote "And step by step, since time began, I see the steady gain of man".
Materials: Bronze over cast iron.
Dimensions: Height: 6". Width: 4-5/8". Depth: 2-1/2".
Locality and Period: Meriden, Connecticut. c.1920.
Comments: Very nice pair finely cast by Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co. (1852-1940).
Price: $125.00


Pair Bronze Whittier Bust Bookends
Item #:
G3362
Description: Cast bronze bookends with bust of American poet John Greenleaf Whittier. "WHITTIER" cast on lower section.
Dimensions: Height: 6". Width: 5".
Price: $125.00


Pair Glass Horse Head Bookends
Item #:
G2949
Description: Pair molded glass bookends in the form of horse heads.
Dimensions: Height: 5-1/2". Width: 5".
Price: $25.00



Longfellow Bust Bookends
Item #:
G2205
Description: Painted spelter metal bust of Longfellow on plinth with name in block letters at base of bust.
Dimensions: Height: 6-1/2". Width: 4-1/2".
Price: $59.00



Pair "The Angelus" Cast Metal Bookends
Item #:
G3113
Description: Pair heavy cast metal bookends with a depiction of "The Angelus (L'Angelus) from an oil painting by French painter Jean-Francois Millet, completed in 1859.
Dimensions: Height: 4-3/4". Width: 5".
Price: $49.00