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Abraham Lincoln Bookends, Pompeiian Bronze, c1925

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These Abraham Lincoln Bookends, by the Pompeian Bronze Company, date from 1925.

Named “The Emancipator” the front features a beautifully rendered relief of Abraham Lincoln pens a document (The Emancipation Proclamation perhaps?) while Nike (?) places a laurel crown on his head. Both Nike and the laurel leaf have long been a symbol of victory and high esteem. The back features the title “The Emancipator” with an olive branch below. Further down, the words read Copyright 1925 / Pompeian Bronze Company.

These are beautifully rendered and gracefully reflect the era that spans Art Nouveau to Art Deco. There is minor wear to the enamel. We see these occasionally, but have never seen them with this color enamel or the variant in the metal between Lincoln and Nike. They have a warm patina. They also have the original Pompeian Bronze label. The felt on the bottom will need to be replaced.

Well-matched–the book on the left appears lighter, however, that is a result of the lighting in the shop. Some minor wear to enamel, usual age wear.

(Abraham Lincoln) Set of Two Pompeian Bronze Bookends; circa 1925; 5 1/2″ x 4″ x 2 1/2″ (sight). 

Additional information

Weight 6 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 5 in