A heavy pair of cast iron bookends by Hubley from the early 20th century.
Heavily molded cast iron bookends of a Bedouin on camel with his rifle. The bookends have a rich golden red patina that resembles bronze. They have green felt on the flat bases. The number 418 is stamped on the back base of both figures.
5 ¾” (14.6 cm) tall x 5” (12.7 cm) long x 2” (5.1 cm) deep. Weighs 4 lb 15.3 oz (2250 g)
There are no cracks, chips, breaks or dents. There is wear to the gilt finish and a possible casting flaw on the front upper base edge of one of the bookends. It looks like a dent but has patina, which indicates that the mark was made during manufacture. The felts are old and show staining and wear.
A heavy old pair of bookends that are both artistic and useful.
Vintage Bookend Bedouin Camel Rider Hubley Circa 1920