Old Large Vintage Safari Deco 1926 Ronson Royal Bronze Walking Elephant Bookends
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Old Large Vintage Safari Deco 1926 Ronson Royal Bronze Walking Elephant Bookends:
What a nice pair of harder to acquire Elephant Walking Bookends from the Ronson Company. These are a matched pair, with elephants facing opposite directions. Many are familiar with the name, and know this foundry best for lighters, ashtrays, toys, and other novelty metalwares.
Be assure, that these are original.Onepair such as these, are shown in Stuart Schneider's collector's book, Ronson's Art Metal Works on page 37. There, one finds that these are "Model #14159, Royal Bronze (the applied finish)." These are 6.25 inches tall. c. 1926.
These have no inscriptions by design, and were found with only crimson & cream paper stickers used by the foundry.
You will find these to be in good condition. Look closely though, the trunk of one has been nicely repaired. The use of a magnifying glass is the only way to detect it. Then, one sees only a fine vein, under a black baked enamel. That aside, these are perfect.