Early 20th Century Bronzed Cast Iron Bookends Peacock Standing on Steps
Description: A pair of old bronzed cast iron bookends. The bookends depict a peacock standing on steps in front of a gate way with columns on each side. The casting of the bookends is very well done and shows details of the feathers in the tail of the peacock as well as the leaves and plants in front of the foot of the columns. The bookends are dark with brassy colored highlights at the high points as well as all the edges. The back is textured while the base is shaped as a semicircle. Just a pair of beautiful bookends. Please carefully review the photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Uncertain but most likely early 20th century.
Origin: Purchased in an estate auction in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Size: ~ 5 1/4" high and the base is ~4" by ~3 1/8". The pair weighs a hair over 3 pounds.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a nice pair of bookends with a beautiful and very desirable design. A beautiful set of bookends of substantial construction. Combined they weigh over 3 pounds. Just a beautiful set of bookends, which deserve a spot in your collection or on your shelves.
Condition: The bookends are in very good condition with no breaks, repairs or dings that we could find. They do have wear to the finish, some rust spots especially on the base and some spots on the front and back. Be that as it may, we believe the pieces are solid and would clean very well if you so desire. All of the issues highlighted here are commensurate with the set's age and utilitarian function. Please see photos for additional condition details.