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X Reserved for Hwee Do Not Buy X Antique Art Deco 1930s Glass Bookends Strangely Lovely Children

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These are rarely--very rarely--seen bookends. (I've collected bookends for years and I've only seen them once before, at an auction of Art Deco antiques. The auctioneers believed they were made in the1930s, and French, but couldn't swear to it.)
They are seriously beautiful. The matching girls, or boys (they could be either) are made from frosted glass--except for the eyes, which are transparent unfrosted glass. The eyes get their hypnotic blue color from foiled paper (I think) glued inside the heads. So I believe you could remove the blue foil and choose any color you liked, or leave them simply transparent. (The other pair I saw, at the auction, had no eye color.) One eye has part of its blue paper missing--see the last photo, showing the back of the bookends--but that isn't obvious unless you stare right into it. One bookend has a small nick on the left side of its base and the other has a small nick on a curl atop its head. Nothing more serious than that. No maker's mark is obvious.
7 1/4 inches tall, 5 1/2 inches wide. 3 inches deep.

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X Reserved for Hwee Do Not Buy X Antique Art Deco 1930s Glass Bookends Strangely Lovely Children


Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1930s
  • Materials: Lalique style, French style, Art Deco decor, bookend collector, rare glass, glass children, elegant style, frosted glass, satin glass, haunting eyes, hypnotic, eerie, ghost children
  • Ships from United States to select countries.
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