This handsome set of Ronson Metal Works bookends depict Asian children, a boy and a girl cleverly placed on a book base and backdrop. The boy stands 8.5" high by 3.5" across by 5.25" wide. The girl stands 6" high by 3.5" across by 5.25" wide. The boy is standing and peering over the top of the bookend, looking at the girl who is seated and dutifully reading her book, whilst the boy playfully annoys her. This set is titled 'One was Studying' by Ronson. They were made in the early 1920s. They are heavy metal bookends in a black patina over the book platforms, with highly polished figures in a bronze/gold tone patina that has an old world patina. They are especially heavy and made to hold books. They are unmarked, but guaranteed to be original vintage Ronson from NYC c1920s. They weigh 9 pounds, 2 ounces, made to hold books. This beautiful set of bookends is in original vintage condition, with handling rubs and wear to the book platform edges. The figures present as original in a beautiful timeworn patina, and miraculously, the boys pony tail remains intact (it is almost always broken off). They would complement any library or collection.
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