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J B Hirsch Standing Pirate / Soldier with a Sabre, Bookends, 1932 - 33, Designed By J Ruhl

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Art Deco763 of 2001KRALIK THORNS: BUTLER BROTHERS 1900, 1927.KRALIK VARIEGATED THORN VASE
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Posted 1 year ago

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rlwindle
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These are the standing pirate bookends that match my standing pirate clock and lamp. Each bookend stands 8.5" in height, the bases are 3.5" squared. The bases have a few fleabites, and the tips of both pirate's swords are broken off at various lengths. There is one more item in this set that features the same pirate standing behind a change bowl. I am on the lookout for it.

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  1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 year ago
    stunning:)
  2. rlwindle rlwindle, 1 year ago
    Thanks Sean68
  3. trunkman trunkman, 1 year ago
    Fabulous set of bookends -- thanks for letting us see them!
  4. pickrknows pickrknows, 1 year ago
    Are they bronze or? They are very cool, nice detail and look very well done!
  5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Wow, very nice indeed! Male figures must be rare?
  6. rlwindle rlwindle, 1 year ago
    Thanks, Pickrknows, They are what is termed "French Bronze", what we call spelter, with a bronze finish and Ivorine faces and knees, their bases are white alabaster on black onyx.

    Russ
  7. rlwindle rlwindle, 1 year ago
    Thanks vertraio50, According to the "Collector's Encyclopedia of Bookends", this set is circa 1930, gray/bronze metal figure on polished stone, rarity 5. The bookends are rare, but the matching clock and lamp are rarer. I can tie the clock date to 1931 at the latest, because Whitehall-Hammond, the clock's movement maker dissolved their partnership in 1931.

    There are a lot of male figure bookends etc., the male nudes or implied nudes, like my Kathodian Bronze Works "Gladiator" Bookends, or the Hirsch "Servant of Knowledge Bookends", and the Crescent Metal Arts "Struggle" Bookends, tend to be more valuable than female nude or implied nude figures because there were not that many male nudes made. Beauty was represented by the feminine form, the male represented strength. The pirate bookends were expensive, but the others named in this post were two to three times more expensive than they were.
  8. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 year ago
    Your welcome rlwindle:)

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