These extraordinary cast-iron books ends from the 1920's are an excellent example of the Judd Company of Connecticut's beautiful craftsmanship and style.
Founded in 1833, as a harness manufacturer, it would not be until the early 1900's that Judd Co. would begin to produce fine quality castings in brass, bronze, and iron.
Featuring a patently Egyptian theme, each bookend depicts a sphinx in profile against a pyramid, classic papyrus-sheaf columns, scarabs, and other Egyptian-style elements.
Each bookend is polychrome painted in a motif of subdued green and red tones, typical of the era and theme.
The patent number, 9743, is stamped on the reverse of each piece while green felt lines the bottoms of both. Numbers in the 9000's date to the 1920's.
Exhibiting some wear and expected vintage minor paint loss, the bookends are in very good condition for their age.
Because we are in an era of digital books and communication, bookends are becoming even more collectible to hold our hard bound book collections.
Measurements: 6 ¾" wide, 6 ½" tall, 1 ¾" deep, Total weight: 7lbs (Each bookend weighs 3 ½ lbs)
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