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"Good Book" Monk Reading Armor Bronze Antique Bookends

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SKU 21001263
"Good Book" Monk Reading Armor Bronze Antique Bookends (Art Deco Vintage) -- Photo 100_6490 -- SKU 21001263"Good Book" Monk Reading Armor Bronze Antique Bookends (Art Deco Vintage) -- Photo 100_6490 -- SKU 21001263

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Jovial and good-humored... "Good Book", made circa 1924 by the Armor Bronze Company, a pair of vintage electroformed bronze-clad figural book ends. This design features a rotund man — probably a monastic, monk, ascetic, given his robes and the knotted rope around his waist. Grinning broadly or laughing while he reads the book in his lap, he sits cross-legged wearing a tasseled cap (a bit Santa Clause like). Marked on the back: "(c) RUHL" (sculptor), with the Armor Bronze shopmark on the side (circle in a shield).

SPECS: Measures about 6.7" tall by 5.1" wide by 4.9" deep, the pair weighs in at 8 lbs 3 oz. Although there is some significant loss of cladding, to my eye it detracts little from this great pair. One of them has a triangular 12mm x 22mm piece missing on his back (that would normally be up against a book), and a larger loss of cladding on the bottom. The other one of the pair is in better shape with cladding intact.

  • sku: 21001263
  • title: "Good Book" Monk Reading Armor Bronze Antique Bookends
  • taxonomy: Antiques & Collectibles › Bookends › Bronze Clad
  • references: monasticism, Catholic, Buddhist, Christian, Franciscan, Bible, friar, smiling, happy, exuberant, joyful, joyous, No. 2112 in Kuritzky and De Costa
  • img: (6490-6511, -) 100_6490
  • bx0: 10.08 (5.2) ~ 12|8|9 ~ 46/0.50 ~ x/#30_12x10x8
  • bx1: ob (11.6) ~ 16|12|10 ~ 60/1.11 ~ x/#38_16x12x10
  • shp: EWT 13, BWT 13, dwt* 12, vol 1.11 ~ 16 | 12 | 10

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