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Book Ends 4
Spelter Bird Bookends
A pair of French spelter bookends as birds mounted on white striated black marble bases, with original green patina. In excellent condition.
Ref: F719 . . . £265
A pair of silvered spelter foxes on verdigris marble bases, unsigned. Nice quality item in excellent condition. Email me for more pics. Size: 6 inches long and 7 inches high.
Ref: F2359 . . . £495
French silvered spelter bird bookends mounted on black marble bases measuring 5 inches by 4 inches and the birds measuring 3.5 inches high to the tip of their tail. Condition is good with some minor ageing to the patina.
Ref: F2366 . . . £195
Don Quixote Bookends by Le Verrier
This comical pair of book ends are Don Quixote and his side kick Sancho Panza. They were designed and are signed by Janle, which was a pseudonym used by Jean Lemoine and produced by the Le Verrier foundry in the early 1930's. Each measures 5.5 inches long by 4 deep by a total height of 8 inches (14cm x 10 x 20) to the top of Quixote's lance. The lance is made of a celluloid material. Condition is very good with just a few tiny marks as one would expect.
Ref: F1442 . . . £595
'Depart' by Marcel Bouraine
These cute green patinated unsigned bird bookends were designed by Marcel Bouraine and called Depart. They were produced by the Le Verrier foundry in the late 1920's - early 1930's and were called Depart. Each measures 8 inches high (20cm) to the tip of its tail, including the black marble base. They are in excellent vintage condition.
Ref: F1474 . . . £675
Bookends by Marcel Bouraine
These are the famous leaping deer which accompanied the Diana and fawns statue by Marcel Bouraine. These are a pair of silvered bronze bookends. One is signed Bouraine to the leg and both are mounted on verdigris marble bases. They each measure 8 inches long by 3 deep by 9 high (20cm x 7.5 x 23). One of the them has a plaque to the front which reads 'Le Comite de la Semaine du poisson de Dieppe', so we can assume these were a presentation trophy item to someone involved in fishing. Condition is very good with no damage or repairs and the silvering is very good with just a few minor age related marks.
Ref: B295 . . . £2,995
Sphinx Bookends by St Ragegonde
French art deco bookends by St Ragegonde - stamped under the base. They each measure 5 inches wide by 4.5 inches deep by 8 inches high (12.5cm x 11.5cm x 20cm). Condition is very good.
Ref: CH1693 . . . £395
Bison Bookends by Feron
A pair of spelter bison, signed in the metal base, and mounted on a portorro marble base measuring 9.5 x 14cm, and standing 14cm high. In generally good condition but with a largish chip to the back surface of one marble base.
Ref: F899 . . . £385
Ram Bookends by Le Verrier
These black metal bookends were made by the Le Verrier foundry in the 1920s and measure 7 inches high, 5.5 inches long and 2.5 inches wide (18x14x6cm). Unfortunately the condition is not wonderful and there are some big chips to the marble bases and signs of damage to the rams horns which may have been repairs or restoration. Priced to clear.
Ref: F1031 . . . £495
The Fox and the Crow by Le Verrier
French art deco art metal bookends modelled as the Aesop's fable Fox and Crow. Aesop's moral fable of - do not trust a flatterer. One bookend has the fox looking at grapes on a tree and the other looking at the crow with the cheese in his mouth. Both mounted on Belgian black marble bases that measure 6.5 inches long by 3 inches deep (16.5cm x 7cm). The total height is 8.5 inches (21.5cm). Both bookends are signed on the back base of the tree - M. Le Verrier. In excellent condition.
Ref: F3068 . . . £695 the pair