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Art Deco949 of 2048KRALIK BAMBUS 'SATIN' GLASS VASEPixie Bookends, not Gerdago, "Contemplar" by Henri Fugere, C. 1927
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More Art Deco Bookends, "Contemplar" by H. Fugere C. 1927

Henri Fugere was predominantly and art deco sculptor. Fugere studied with Barrias, Cavelier and Puech and exhibited at the Paris Salon.

These items are usually falsely credited to Gerdago, unfortunately, most info on the internet is made up and since they have been thought to be by Gerdago by people on the internet for so long, they probably will always be.

Bookend Passion.

More bookends to show the coloring on the many styles that are out there,
with the advent of the internet they have been much easier to find, still expensive. I remember back in the 1980s they wanted even higher prices than are out there today, although they have lately caught up to that time !~

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  1. inky inky, 2 years ago
    Loooooove them!...:-)
  2. kerry10456 kerry10456, 2 years ago
    Love the "Marble" based ones, all are very nice, thanks Phil for sharing these treasures!!
  3. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    The first ones that I found were the red chrome based ones.
  4. kerry10456 kerry10456, 2 years ago
    Again all are very nice, Very classy and unique styling. never have seen any until now, or haven't had them brought to my attention. Very cool.
  5. rlwindle rlwindle, 2 years ago
    They were made by the J B Hirsch foundry in the mid to late 20's. I also have a few of their items. Nice collection of them, love the variety.
    Russ
  6. rocker-sd rocker-sd, 2 years ago
    Very impressive! As always the best of the best!
  7. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 2 years ago
    sweet ...phil
  8. HollyPicks---Cornwall HollyPicks---Cornwall, 2 years ago
    Very nice! Will be looking out for some of these bookends... Thank for sharing.
  9. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    Thanks HollyPicks, may be more prevailant in the states as mainly made there. Here is a link. All the info seems correct as to my collecting bronze experience :
    http://antiquebookends.net/jbhirsch_files/JBHirschinfo.htm
  10. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    Thanks kindly Bernie and gale !~
  11. SpunkysMom SpunkysMom, 2 years ago
    Very cool, I've never seen these before. You have a great collection of art deco!
  12. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    Thank you very much SpunkysMom. Phil.
  13. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Thank you Hedgewalker !~Phil.
  14. propjetelectra propjetelectra, 1 year ago
    Oh yes... I can see this website is going to get me in a whole lot of trouble ;-)
  15. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Well propjetelectra, it would be really nice if you would post, It is always so nice to see other peoples treasures, and I sure would like to see !! Pleased to welcome you :~) !!!~ Phil.
  16. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Thank you japanfanbev for the love.
  17. artislove artislove, 1 year ago
    very gracious goods!!!!!
  18. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Thank you Glasseyed for the love !~
  19. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Thank you for the loves artislove, electobacco, & Moonstonelover21, love right back at you !~
  20. Zowie Zowie, 1 year ago
    Different & cute you would just have to have the Wright décor for them to fit in unless they are just for display.
  21. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    They cause a stir in whatever surroundings they appear, I collect a lot of bronzes also which they fit in with, they cannot hide in a display, thanks Zowie !~
  22. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    The last 2 photos in this group show these bookends as one metal casting, with painted faces to simulate celluloid !~
  23. rlwindle rlwindle, 1 year ago
    The ones with the metal faces are newer, Hirsch quit using the cellulose and switched to metal.
  24. rlwindle rlwindle, 1 year ago
    I agree that a lot of books that put out info back in the 70's-80's, Especially Collector Books, are now outdated by new info that comes forward from all places, I never look at one later than 2005.
  25. lisa lisa, 1 year ago
    Hi Phil, do you know who this character is supposed to be?
  26. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    No I don't, Lisa, she may be partly based on some of the dancers of the 1920's which were very art deco, or a fantasy straight out of Buck Rogers in the 21'st Century !~
  27. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Thank you for the loves lisa and bratjdd, right back at you !~
  28. MsDowAntiques MsDowAntiques, 1 year ago
    The Gerdago Pixies were made by Hirsch. They were designed by the bookend and statue making company's artists/sculptors. They are based on dance costumes by Gerda Ira Gottschlich (pseudonym "Gerdago"). She worked in Berlin and Paris designing costumes for the stage, notably Ballet Russe and the Folies Bergeres. Hirsch made figures in the fashions and costumes of the period (1920s, 1930s) by Erte and Gerdago, and dancers from the Ballet Russe. -- info here: http://bit.ly/YQHzOE
  29. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Ms Dow you are LARGELY INCORRECT

    Firstly I have more of a collection than the store you sent me to.

    Secondly Hirsch DID NOT design the pieces. The Encyclopedia of Bronzes lists Fayral as the designer. Fayral was a pseudonym for Le Faguays, who was an iconic french designer who had much input in bronzes and even car mascots.
    It shows a photo in the encyclopedia also. Hirsch may have taken over the molds after they came over from france as their foundry bought many of the old molds from france. All this info is in the encyclopedia. There is much misinformation on the internet. Phil
  30. MsDowAntiques MsDowAntiques, 1 year ago
    Hi Phil - love your passion! Please tell us why they are called Gerdago Girls if there is no association with Gerdago? And I said they were Hirsch designs, meaning as opposed to sculptures by Gerdago (Gerda Iro) herself.
  31. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    I have heard of Gerdago, yes, and Gerdago was a sculptor and made many pieces of art deco that bear a resemblance to these bookends. Gerdago sculptures made more statues with strange headdresses than any other designer. There are quite a few pieces of Gerdago out there, people like elton john had a piece which he has since sold. Gerdago is covered also in the encyclopedia and other books on bronzes. The one that elton owned could be called Gerdago with the big hat, but other than that they were 2 separate pieces and sculptors.


    http://pinterest.com/sallyozma/bronze-ideas/
  32. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Thank you so kindly for the loves betweenthelines and sarahoff, much appreciated !~
  33. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Geo26e, thank you very much for the love, much appreciated !~
  34. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Thank you Agram.m for the love, appreciated very much !~
  35. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Thank you SEAN68 for the love, much appreciated !~
  36. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Thank you DrFluffy for the love, very much appreciated and right back at you !~
  37. ATTWOOD ATTWOOD, 1 year ago
    Can someone clarify on here if my bronze is Hirsch or inspired by Hirsch
    They look to be the same ladies
    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/96807-3-witches-reading-a-book
  38. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Possibly add some better photos of what you have. I have mentioned on your site that they appear unfinished in many ways, and the paperweight is wrong !~
  39. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 year ago
    Hello Phil , someday I would love to find a pair of these:) I just get charge of looking at this beauties:)
  40. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Hi Sean, the last set I seen this week on the ebay sold for 256.00 I believe and it was sold by Deco Lady and was not sure of authenticity because she sells a lot of fakes or recasts, and there appeared no wear to the figure, and marble that I was not sure if that was genuine.
  41. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Thank you peteeone for the love, very much appreciated !~
  42. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Thank you Signaholic for the love, very appreciated !~
  43. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 12 months ago
    Thank you ATTWOOD for the love, much appreciated !~
  44. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 11 months ago
    Thank you aldo78 and Aimathena for the loves, very highly appeciated !~
  45. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 11 months ago
    Thanks tom61375 for the love, much appreciated !~
  46. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 8 months ago
    Where I mention Fayral above I meant to say Fugere. If Ms Dow looks the site where they credited Gerdago has been removed since they were proved wrong.
  47. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 8 months ago
    Thank you for the loves leanna25, artdecogirl. anastasianikol, vintagecarmascot, I very much love you back.
  48. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 6 months ago
    Thank you for the loves and appreciation Radegunder, TommyCIA, lecigarette, fenwiki, jonideco

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