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Vintage Art Deco Bronze Leaping Girl Mascots / Bookends by French Sculptor Morante circa 1925

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    Posted 2 years ago

    PhilDMorris
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    Vintage Art Deco Bronze Mascots / Bookends by.French Sculptor Morante circa 1925
    These leaping girls seem to have long hairs which flows down past their feet and latches on to a rock or crest which propels them forward as they leap !
    The bronze mascots were sold in the same ads that sold the mascots in different novelty ads by the same founders as either mascots or bookends and they also made a lot of small lamps to increase their sales. The French did this often with their items. Most often they were identical as the mascot but sometimes they might make some very minor changes. I bought these items back in 2013 or early 2014 as my collecting of mascots was still beginning. By that time I decided to collect mainly mascots of French origin which I preferred. The form is pure Art Deco at its best ! Both mascots are signed Morante prominenbtly at the bottom.

    I just got out of the hospital two weeks ago, a two week stay, and I am recovering now at home with home care for the next month at least - I am not sure how my time on CW will be affected, nor what I may have to sell, but please no requests for info or revision pics. Thank you.

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    Comments

    1. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Fantastic deco lady mascots, they really appear to be leaping for joy, a wonderful design
    2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
      Beautiful works de art ! Sorry to hear about your setback and wish you well. Getting away from doctors usually helps.
    3. MALKEY MALKEY, 2 years ago
      fab & best wishes for a speedy recovery god bless thinking of you phild
      all the very best malkey
      1412
    4. Arisellon Arisellon, 2 years ago
      Fabulous.
    5. freiheit freiheit, 2 years ago
      Lovely ladies! They are so gracious! And as always, your pictures are fantastic.
      I wish you all the best and speedy recovery.
      Gudrun
    6. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
      Things like this that make me want to stay alive !
    7. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 2 years ago
      Wow, Phil, sounds like you’ve had a really rough time lately. Hope you feel better soon and heal quicker than expected. Very unique bookends and in such great shape!
    8. Radegunder Radegunder, 2 years ago
      Get well soon Phil and take care!! Wow!!
    9. courtenayantiques courtenayantiques, 2 years ago
      These are fabulous!
      Good thoughts for a speedy recovery Phil!
    10. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
      I love these girls and reminds me of a few brass pieces I have . Your taste is exquisite. Good Vibes coming your way for fast recovery xo
    11. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 2 years ago
      Thanks Jenni for the kind words, the best to you !~
    12. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      These are fantastic Phil!! I sure hope you have a speedy recovery.
    13. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 2 years ago
      Thanks BB2, sending love out your way !~
    14. Theodora Theodora, 2 years ago
      Beautiful!
      Speedy recovery to you!!
    15. antiquerose antiquerose, 2 years ago
      Stunning !!!
      ....And Phil, sending you an internet HUG for a speedy recovery and all is well with you !!

      https://i.gifer.com/Xj5Y.gif
    16. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 2 years ago
      Thank you keramikos for the care.
    17. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 2 years ago
      Thank you MALKEY for your kindness !~
    18. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 2 years ago
      very nice hope ya enjoy the day....
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOYZaiDZ7BM&feature=share
    19. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 2 years ago
      Thanks Roycroft, alwasy a better day with a fun song !~
    20. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 2 years ago
      No No ,,..thank you ..First thing in the morning I hit the button on this to fire me up in the morning and dance around the house like a dang fool ,.. I'll have to burn it to a CD for the jeep....lol.. hope things are going well..later
    21. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 2 years ago
      Glad to hear that the song fires you up !~
    22. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 months ago
      Thank you renedijkstra and Hoot and Malkey the space traveller.

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