Art Deco Bookends with Cold Painted Bronze Kingfisher Birds on Marble Base

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Unique on 1stdibs and possibly worldwide.

This small pair of stylish bookends from circa 1925 is an absolute joy to watch. Both these bookends have the word 'bronze' cast at the bottom of the reeds (see image 3). The kingfisher on the left is looking at the one on the right and the kingfisher on the right looks like he is about to launch himself into the water.....for lunch.

These cold painted bronze kingfishers have slightly faded but beautiful colors and there aerodynamic shape make them even more desirable. This lovely pair is balancing on the bent reeds and they both come with the original, angular marble base.

This rare, functional and refined pair could be flying your way soon.
Store to door delivery to the US and Canada in 1 day is free. To the rest of the world is free also, but shipping could take a few days longer.

We have a passion for the unique, for quality, for stylish yet practical and for craftsmanship of years gone by. Moreover, we deliver fast and extremely well packaged. We look forward to serving you,

Handelshuis Wassenaar
art and antiques with a soul.
Of the Period
Art Deco
Place of Origin
Date of Manufacture
Early 20th Century
Materials and Techniques
Polished   Marble
Cold-Painted   Bronze
Excellent. On one of the bookends, one of the two screws with which the kingfisher is mounted on the reed is not original..
Wear consistent with age and use
5.12 in. H x 4.72 in. W x 2.36 in. D
13 cm H x 12 cm W x 6 cm D
Dealer Location
Lisse, Netherlands
Number of Items
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1stdibs seller since 2016
Located in Lisse, NL