Rare Pair Frankart Feminine Form Antique Bookends The Sophisticate B460 Art Deco For Sale
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ITEM: You are offerding on a pair of original antique mid 1930s unmarked Frankart figural metal bookends. This beautiful pair of art deco machine age feminine form bookends are made of spelter metal and each retains its original and unusual copper with verdi-green patina Frankart factory finish.
Designed by Arthur Von Frankenberg and marketed in Frankart catalogs as The Sophisticate - Model B-460, A well sculptured modern feminine head in the manner-classic manner as a bookend.
A wonderful example featuring a pair of stylized streamlined machine age flapper girl art moderne forms .
THESE BOOKENDS ARE BY FRANKART - PICTURED AND DESCRIBED ON PAGE 7 OF THE 1935 FRANKART CATALOG WHICH WE SHOWED A SCAN OF IN THIS LISTING - THERE IS NO MARK ON THESE BOOKENDS.
THESE ARE 6" TALL AND THE BASE IS 4 5/8" BY 3 1/4" WITH A GREAT ORIGINAL FACTORY COLOR OPTION THAT IS MOST UNUSUAL AND ALMOST LOOKS LIKE RONSON / L. V. ARONSON
EACH BOOKEND WEIGHS JUST UNDER 1 LB. 7 OUNCES
100% guaranteed vintage and original as always from Grapefruit Moon Gallery.
Condition: These fine antique bookends are in very good - fine original condition - they are structurally sound and un-compromised but one shows some discoloration on the base in the middle left as seen in detail here. Other light finish losses and rubbing in their desirable copper verdi green factory color which exhibits a nice untouched warm patina as seen. The bases have the original felt bottoms & sit flush, overall a sublime old and rare pair of art deco machine age industrial design bookends that display just beautifully.
The photos here say it all, these are phenomenal examples. 100% guaranteed vintage and original as always from GrapefruitMoonGallery.
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