Circa: 1915 - 1920 Country of Origin: United States Manufacturer: Craftsman Studios
An excellent pair of Arts and Crafts Mission era hand wrought copper bookends by Craftsman Studios of Laguna Beach California.
The appearance is classic Arts and Crafts, almost arch shaped with curled tips and a graceful lower inward wave, hand hammered throughout. There is a repousse motif in the center of each, evoking an insect-like figure that is almost human. The bookends are 3-3/4 inches high by just over 2-1/2" wide at the base and have brown wool felt applied to the bottoms. The patina is original - they've never been cleaned or polished and are in very good condition with no noted scratches or damage. Both are marked with the hammer and anvil logo: Craftsman Studios, Hand Made At Laguna Beach Calif.