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Pair of Metal Clad Art Deco Bookends by Ronson Art Metal Works

$325per set


Fabulous pair of metal clad Art Deco bookends by Ronson Art Metal Works, circa 1930s. The bookends depict two Chinese youngsters, beautifully sculpted; the boy is patiently observing while the girl is quietly absorbed by what she reads. This particular Ronson version is all the more rare because it is polychrome -- hand enameled with red, white, purple, turquoise and black along with the old gold and bronze electroplated metallic finishes. Ronson's Art Metal Works, founded by Louis Aronson in the 1800s, was a leader and pioneer in the manufacture of fine decorative metal wares into the 1930s producing a diverse selection of beautifully designed metal bookends, cigarette lighters, hood ornaments, figurines, lamps, and much more. #1071.


  • Creator
    Ronson Art Metal Works (Maker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 5 in. (12.7 cm)Width: 7.75 in. (19.69 cm)Depth: 2.625 in. (6.67 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Art Deco (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. There are some small chips to some parts of the enamel (boys hat) that are very minor. Please see pictures.
  • Seller Location
    San Diego, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU936619444042

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    $110 Standard Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 3-5 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: San Diego, CA
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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