VINTAGE RONSON ART DECO CAST METAL ELEPHANT BOOK ENDS Trunk up Dated 1922

VINTAGE RONSON ART DECO CAST METAL ELEPHANT BOOK ENDS Trunk up Dated 1922

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VINTAGE RONSON ART DECO CAST METAL ELEPHANT BOOK ENDS Trunk up Dated 1922
VINTAGE RONSON ART DECO CAST METAL ELEPHANT BOOK ENDS Trunk up Dated 1922

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For the L V Aronson collector you wont want to miss this pair of striking Ronson/Art Metal Works vintage Deco black cast metal elephant bookends with trunks up.  These were inspired by the discovery of King Tuts tomb in Egypt and Aronson's fascination of the subject.    This is an original matched set, not a marriage. Elephants are climbing on a rocky mound. Tusks are likely bone or ivory. The bottoms are partially covered with green felt, 

They are 5" tall x 6" wide. Both embossed with initials L.V.A. copyright 1922. Created by L.V. Aronson. They weigh 5 lbs, are very heavy and will not tip over.

"Louis V. Aronson (1869-1940) while still a student in the mid 1880s, registered his first patent for the electroplating of metal. In 1886, he sold his patent, raising $5,000, to start the Art Metal Company in New York City. The following year, he moved the company to Newark, NJ and changed the name to Art Metal Works.

Ronson is best known for cigarette lighters. Aronson invented the "safety match" in 1897, and the first mechanical cigarette lighter in 1910. But throughout the 1920s and 1930s, The Ronson Art Metal Works was one of the most prolific and creative of all art metal bookend producers. In 1915, he copyrighted his first pair of bookends, and by 1936 over 150 copyrighted bookends, (available in 16 different finishes), appeared in his company catalog. "

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Item Details:

  • Reference #
  • GT elephant
  • Quantity
  • 1
  • Category
  • Books, Paper & Magazines
  • Department
  • Antiques
  • Type / Pattern
  • Art Deco LV Aronson Bookend
  • Maker
  • L V Aronson
  • Year
  • 1922
  • Country of Origin
  • USA Newark, NJ
  • Dimensions
  • Width: 0 inch
  • Height: 0 inch
  • Depth: 0 inch
  • Weight: 5 pounds
  • Condition
  • Excellent/Very good Original
  • Style
  • Bookend
  • Material
  • Washed spelter metal

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