This is an exceptionally rare and beautiful set of functional and decorative bookends for anyone interested in original Art Deco or cast iron figural bookends. The casting is original and of a high quality with lots of clear detail. They are plated in an Antique Brass finish. No markings, but attributed to Hubley based on Bookend Value references.
Condition: Beautiful aged patina with some slight darkening to the finish on one of the bookends commensurate with their age (90+ years). Original Felt on bottom of bookends. Size: (see photos for size). Rarity: 5 (see Rarity Scale Below).
I will pack your item with care to ensure that they arrive safely. 1-2: VERY COMMON - Consistently available online or at antique malls at all times.
3: COMMON - Available with regularity, typically seen several times online or at antique malls or shows. 4: UNCOMMON - In online sales, may be seen as often as several times a month.Sporadically found at antique shows or shops. 5: RARE - In online sales, seen only a few times per year. Rarely seen at antique shows or shops. 5+: VERY RARE - the pair have not been seen more than once, if ever by collectors. ABOUT HUBLEY CAST IRON BOOKENDS. Hubley was founded by John E. Anything Hubley ever made was always made in Cast Iron. To determine a Hubley bookend? S authenticity, most of their L-shaped bookends had a 3-digit number inscribed on the back of the bookend.
Hubley did not usually mark their 3-dimensional full-figured bookends, because it would ruin the look. A good set of Cast Iron Bookends were very labor-intensive to produce. In the casting process, metalworkers would carve out a form of wood, or hammer the design out in metal. The form was then pressed into finely compacted sand, making an impression.Cast iron, which was heated to 3000 degrees was poured into the sand mold and when cooled, the form would pop out and rough edges were filed off. Every bookend would need a new sand mold made to produce it. I started collecting high quality and rare bookends in the late 90's. I have amassed an amazing collection of beautiful, rare, and high quality bookends. Many bookends from my collection have been featured in the popular bookend history and value guide, The Collector? S Encyclopedia of Bookends published 2006 by Dr Louis Kuritzky and Charles De Costa. I want to share my passion for these wonderful and forgotten works of art, and offer pieces of my collection to you so you can enjoy them as much as I have! The item "Very Rare Antique Hubley Charging Tigers, Big Cats, Felines Bookends" is in sale since Friday, February 26, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Bookends". The seller is "billie111" and is located in West Bend, Wisconsin. This item can be shipped to United States.