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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
Crackle Glaze Bookends
French craquelier Indians in canoes as bookends. They are unsigned but very much in the style of Lemenceau or Robj as they are very stylised. They each measure 7 inches high and 6 inches long and the condition is basically very good with just a couple of nicks to the glaze, one on the nose.
Ref: CH214 . . . £295
Pair of French spelter bookends modelled as swans on grey marble bases which measure 5 inches wide, 3.5 inches deep and 4.5 inches high. Condition is very good with just the usual minor nibbles to the marble.
Ref: M377 . . . £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 . . . £565
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