Featured Bookends?

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by Tricia Harr, Aug 24, 2019.

  1. Tricia Harr

    Tricia Harr Well-Known Member

    hi all, I'm sure these aren't antiquesure, but any idea of age and are they japenese?
    Tia 2019-08-24-18-07-14.jpg
  2. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    They look art deco and they also look like someone gussied them up at some point.I wonder if they could be gilded bronze under there? Can you show the bottoms ?
  3. Tricia Harr

    Tricia Harr Well-Known Member

    Sure can.. Local Church had a sale today.. I got a few really really nice stuff today.. So excited..
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  4. Tricia Harr

    Tricia Harr Well-Known Member

    I peeled the felt off the one that was loose, some paint wear on the knee. 2019-08-24-23-58-21.jpg 2019-08-24-23-58-33.jpg .
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  5. Tricia Harr

    Tricia Harr Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Aug 25, 2019
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  6. SBSVC

    SBSVC Well-Known Member

    Tricia, they don't look the same to me, but I imagine it's possible that yours pays homage to the Gerdago one.

    woman bookends.jpg Gerdago woman bookend.jpg
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  7. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    They are very different in execution. Your bookends are cute, but not cold painted bronze and no handcarved ivory face. Yours are 'after' the Gerdago girl.

    Gerdago (Gerda Irro-Gottstein or Gottschlich, also Gerda Iro) was a costume designer.
    Maybe the original is not by Gerdago, but the girl is wearing one of her early designs, probably for a cabaret theatre production. In which case the signature could be the name of the piece.

    I don't know if the Sissi-films with Romy Schneider as Elisabeth of Austria (and Hungary) were ever shown in the US, Gerdago designed the costumes for those:

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  8. silverthwait

    silverthwait Well-Known Member

    That is not a tatoo??
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  9. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

  10. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    SO & Co. event management ???
    maybe a give a way ???
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