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  • Item #: 2523
  • Manufacturer: Virginia Metal Crafters

Rare, signed, original set of vintage solid brass verdigris bookends featuring a Seahorse Family by Virginia Metalcrafters.  This set is a wonderful tribute to the beautiful seahorse. The large seahorse is in the center with a baby seahorse on each side, they are atop a base formed as an open book.  Delightful.  Each bookend stands 5 1/2" tall, 5 1/2" wide, 1 5/8" deep and weighs 1 lb. 13 oz. They are made of solid brass with a rich verdigris finish. Authenticity is assured as they have the Virginia Metalcrafters 'VM' hallmark and the numbers 11-8 incised on the rear.  This set is in very good original condition.  There are no breaks, repairs, or, touch-ups.

Virginia Metalcrafters Company began in the 1890's in Waynesboro, VA.  They were a highly diversified company starting out in Waynesboro, VA as wood stove manufacturers, the company expanded and developed the Hotpoint stove label.  They later began making gift items including lamps, chandeliers, fireplace accessories, garden decor, etc. The products were hand cast in a variety of metals including: brass, iron, aluminum, bronze and pewter.  The companies hand casting and finishing methods were the same as those used to form original antiques.  Because of their quality and methods of production they signed licensing agreements with a number of museums and historical sites including: The Smithsonian Institution, Colonial Williamsburg, Mount Vernon, Monticello, Historic Charleston, Winterthur, Historic Newport, Old Salem, Old Sturbridge Village and The National Trust for Historic Preservation.  Sadly, in 2005 Virginia Metalcrafters closed their doors.  Due to their high quality their products will be handed down for generations.

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Price $349.00
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