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Book Ends 2
Dog and Cat Bookends by Le Verrier
Rare French, green patinated Siamese Cat and Bulldog Bookends made by the Le Verrier foundry in the 1920s. Each are mounted on Belgian Black marble bases which measure 5 inches high and 3.5 inches wide across the front. The front of the bases are mounted with a logo which is initialled SCBA, perhaps they were given as a presentation or refer to the French animal protection group. The quality is excellent as I have grown to expect with all Le Verrier pieces, and they are signed to the base in the metal. Condition is good but the cat has been in a fight and has lot the end tip of one ear - which is barely noticeable.
Ref: F2371 . . . £540
Lovely French ceramic chinaman and rickshaw bookends, with a tan a blue glaze - they each measure 6.5 wide x 4 deep x 7 inches high, (17x10x18cm). They have no makers marks but some indistinct numbers on the side. Condition is very good but with a tiny chip and with some unglazed areas around the base - part of the design from manufacture.
Ref: CH580 . . . £170
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 . . . £195
Another of my whacky nutbird items. These birds have heads made of nuts, beaks and eyes are phenolic and some have phenolic feet. The bodies are made of logs and are mounted on oak wooden bases. Each measures approx. 4.25 inches wide by 3 deep by 4.5 high (11cm x 7.5 x 11.5). They are similar to the ones produced by the Dunhill company known as the YZ Nutbirds. Condition is vintage and used but good.
Ref: M2898 . . . £98
Squirrel Bookends by Moreau
French green patinated spelter squirrel bookends. Unsigned but by Moreau, they are mounted on grey marble bases. Each measures 5 inches by 3 inches to the base (12.5cm x 7.5cm) by 5 inches high (12.5cm). In very good vintage condition.
Ref: F1890 . . . £395
Pierrot and Columbine Bookends by Dax
Hand painted art deco ceramic bookends - designed by Dax and produced by the Orchies company. Stamped under the base with the Orchies windmill stamp and also marked LS and impressed Genevan. I also have the matching ceramic statues of the standing pieces in the same design. Dax was a pseudonym for Edward Caduex and although not signed Dax I know for sure they are by him. They each measure 9 inches by 4.5 inches and are approx 8 inches high (23cm x 11.5cm x 20cm). Condition is vintage and used but good with a small chip to the right hand end of the pierrot's base.
Ref: CH1623 . . . £695
Scotty Dog Bookends
Large French hand carved wooden scotty dog bookends. They each measure 7 inches long by 4 inches deep by 7.5 inches high (17.5cm x 10cm x 19cm). Condition is vintage and used but very good.
Ref: M4698 . . . £195