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Art Deco Kneeling Nude Woman Sculpted in Green Painted Spelter as a Pair of Bookends 1931 (1 of 46)
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Art Deco Kneeling Nude Woman Sculpted in Green Painted Spelter as a Pair of Bookends 1931

REF: 3050 - 161021 / LA371123
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For sale are an elegant and decorative pair of vintage original British Art Deco green spelter bookends with a registered design from 1931/32. - The pair of beautifully stylish Art Deco nude woman bookends are a superb example of the evocative style at the start of the 1930s. - The registered design number Rd: 770949 researched at the British National Archives is from 1931/32. - The stylish nude sculpture has a brilliant 1930s elegance with her hair styled in a chignon, a knot at the nape of the neck. This is a classic 1930s Art Deco hairstyle also shown on plaster bust sculpture we have for sale at W&W Antiques. They are also well modelled with good detail to the face/hair, body and legs. - The bookends are a good size and in their own right provide beautiful sculptures evocative of the period and in a similar design vein to the well known and reproduced American Art Deco Frankart design pieces. - These bookends are heavy at 1.81kg for each sculpture as a genuine Art Deco item from the period. In short a really beautiful set of decorative Art Deco bookends offering great utility and elegant design aesthetic renowned in this era. *The books in the last two images are included for scale and context only.


17 cm
12 cm
10 cm
1.81 kg
Weight per bookend


W&W Antiques has clarified that the Art Deco Kneeling Nude Woman Sculpted in Green Painted Spelter as a Pair of Bookends 1931 (LA371123) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1931


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This Art Deco Kneeling Nude Woman Sculpted in Green Painted Spelter as a Pair of Bookends 1931 is located in Crieff, UK

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Crieff, UK