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Vintage Heavy Bronze Colored Cast Iron Bookends Quotes from Francis Bacon and Samuel Johnson

  • $ 87.77


Description: A pair of old bronze colored very heavy cast iron bookends. The heavy set of cast iron bookends has a design showing a quote from Francis Bacon on one end and a quote by Samuel Johnson on the other. The quotes are within a rectangle with a floral vine on the sides and what we would categorize as a sun having a man's face with radiant rays within a semicircular top. This is a pair of rather heavy (they both weigh over 9 pounds and 11 ounces), beautiful, and very nicely cast with great looking decoration and lettering and made with the nicest attention to details. The bookends are unmarked with the back having a smooth finish. The bottom of the bookend was obviously completely covered with felt at some point and still retains some remnants of it. A great set of bookends worthy of a spot in your collection or on your shelves. Please carefully review the photos as they are part and parcel of our description.

Date: Uncertain but most likely sometime in the mid 20th century.

Origin: Purchased in an estate auction in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Size: Measures ~6 3/4" high and the base is ~6" by ~3 1/8". The pair weighs over 9 pounds and 11 ounces and we estimate that once packaged to ship they will weigh about 12 pounds.

Maker: Unknown.

Marks: Unmarked.

Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a nice pair of bookends with a beautiful, intelligent and very desirable design. A beautiful set of bookends of substantial construction. Combined they weigh over 9 pounds and 11 ounces. Just a beautiful set of bookends, which deserve a spot in your collection or on your shelves.

Condition: The bookends are very heavy weighing over 9 pounds and 11 ounces unpackaged. They are in very good condition with no breaks, repairs or dings that we could find. They have minor wear to the finish, some scratches, some minor stains, and some rust signs. The bottom of the bookend was obviously completely covered with felt like material at some point and still retains some remnants of it. The bookends are still great looking and would make an excellent addition to your collection. Please see photos for additional condition details.

 


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