HOLD THOSE BOOKS antique bookends Kronheim & Oldenbusch
- Item #: 2058
- Manufacturer: Kronheim & Oldenbusch K&O
Very humorous, nicely detailed, high quality set of Kronheim and Oldenbusch bookends. The man is unsuccessfully trying to carry a much too large stack of books, they have fallen, and, are falling down. He is a bald man dressed in formal attire. The polychromed books are colored blue, red, brown, and black. The polychrome finish on every book is intact and still glossy. Each bookend stands 6 1/4" tall, 4" long, 3" wide and weighs 2 lbs. 5 oz. Both are signed on the rear with the K and O hallmark. They are in good condition. Kronheim and Oldenbusch made some of the most humorous and fun bookends of the early 20th century. They were a high quality metal arts foundry who made a variety of products. They made many different bookend sets. Of all the old high quality collectible metal arts companies they are certainly the most prolific for creating fun and inventive forms for bookends. The artists working for them must have had great senses of humor along with tremendous talent.