Rare Pair Bookends Signed Rodden 1934 Art Deco Machine Age Bauhaus Frankart Era
I sell all items as is as found. This pair of bookends is signed Rodden and stamped 1934 and are evocative of the Art Deco, machine age or Bauhaus periods. On the rare occasions when these bookends appear, the faceplate is usually attached to a copper back and base. I have never seen this particular design. I dont know what metal was used to cast this pair. The base has geometric patterns accented by a light red color. The bookends are very heavy, weighing over 7 lbs by themselves. They are nearly 6 ½ inches tall and are in overall good condition, with the typical wear on the metal for bookends nearly 90 years old. There is a hint of rust on both bookends where the faceplate sits on the base (please check pictures closely). One of the bookends is slightly tilted forward (I assume this is some sort of casting issue). They still have their worn, original felt that wraps around from the top of the back to the bottom of the base. These Rodden bookends are very futuristic and are reminiscent of Fritz Langs film masterpiece, Metropolis. The bookends face is of a stylized and very exotic woman, with beautiful upturned eyes. The pictures are an important part of the description – carefully check all of them for condition. The item “RARE PAIR BOOKENDS SIGNED RODDEN 1934 ART DECO MACHINE AGE BAUHAUS FRANKART ERA” is in sale since Sunday, May 9, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Bookends”. The seller is “flybydeco” and is located in Union, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States.