A stunning pair of spelter Art Deco bookends in the form of stylised pelicans with comic expressions, each holding a small spherical object in their beaks. Each bookend sits on a red marble base and is signed by the French artist Franjou (1832-1927). Measures 13.5cm high and 14.5cm wide.
Excellent – the bookends are in exceptional condition with virtually no wear to the bronzed patination and unusually for marble bases of this period, no visible chips. The wonderfully expressive glass eyes are all present and original.
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