A deco molded bookend with ashtray that has a copper patina and a nice weight for holding up books. It is by the artist Phil DiNapoli.
A molded metal bookend of an art deco rearing horse with an ashtray with a pebble-textured bowl and edged with ribs. The bookend/ashtray has a bright copper patina. The pebble texture of the bowl is repeated on the back.
There is a mark on the back edge. It reads PHIL DINAPOLI CHAMPION PRODUCTS INC. L.A. CALIF. U.S.A. and the letter C in a circle.
**We have a nearly identical mate for this bookend for sale in our shop, but with a slightly darker patina and without the pebbled texture. Please search under our bookends. We’ll offer you a discount if you’re interested in purchasing both together **
5” (12.7 cm) long x 3 ¾” (9.5 cm) wide x 6 ½” (15.9 cm) tall. Weighs 2 lb 5.2 oz (1055 g)
There is wear and patina loss on the bookend commensurate with age. It is missing the felt on the base. It still has a rich, shiny patina.
A great useful bookend that will help hold up those pesky books. You can use the tray to hold small items or ashes.
Rearing Horse Bookend Ashtray with Copper Patina by Champion Products of L.A. Circa 1940