'RUSSIAN WOLFHOUND' antique metal bookends signed CT. FDRY 1929

'RUSSIAN WOLFHOUND' antique metal bookends signed CT. FDRY 1929
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  • Item #: 2651
  • Manufacturer: Connecticut Foundry

Original marked pair of antique bookends featuring the elegant Russian Wolfhound.  Circa 1929.  This set was made by Connecticut Foundry of Rocky Hill, CT.  Each bookend stands 5 3/8" tall, 6 1/4" long, 2" wide and weighs 1 lb. 12 oz. (3 lbs. 6 oz. for the pair).  They are in very good condition.  This set is made of cast iron with a brass plating.  They were created using the sandcast method of production.  Authenticity is assured as both are incised on the backs: COPR 1929 with the Connecticut Foundry shopmark of a 'C' inside a triangle surrounded by a circle.  The back of the base is incised with the name:  RUSSIAN WOLFHOUND.  The pebbled back is indicative of the sandcasted bookends.

Connecticut Foundry was established by A. O. Knudsen, Arthur Enquist and Ernest Spencer who built a foundry based in Rocky Hill, CT in 1919.  The company made a wide variety of products out of cast iron including heavy duty usage items such as range oil burners, piston-ring moldings and lawn mower parts.  Their decorative arts division employed talented artisans and artists who created high quality bookends and plaques. The bookends were in production until the 1930’s.  All the bookends were of cast iron using the sand cast method of production.  Due to their quality many have lasted for all these decades and are highly collectible though not easily found.

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