A single bookend by Champion Products of LA California and the artist Philip DiNapoli. The workmanship has deep casting and the Deco sensibility.
A molded metal bookend of an art deco rearing horse with an ashtray with a smoothly-textured bowl and edged with ribs. The bookend/ashtray has a dark copper patina.
There is the mark of CHAMPION PROD’S LA CALIF. It has a C encircled for the copyright symbol and the artist’s name of PHILLIP DINAPOLI on the back.
**We have a nearly identical mate for this bookend for sale in our shop, but with a slightly brighter patina and with a pebbled texture in the well of the dish. 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 ¼” (15.9 cm) tall. Weighs 2 lb 3.9 oz (1020 g)
There are no cracks, dents, or breaks. There is wear on the piece. It has some small patina losses and wear scratches. Its finish is still bright and has shine. The base is flat and has been covered with a green felt that shows age and wear.
A great Art Deco bookend to hold up your books with a rich and substantial look. You can use the tray to hold small items or ashes.
Deco Rearing Horse with Ashtray Bookend by Champion Products LA California circa 1940