Blue Carl Sorensen Bookends

09 Aug
Photo of Carl Sorensen Bookends

Lovely Blue Patina on Hand-Hammered Carl Sorensen Bookends

These are the only blue-stained copper L-shaped bookends we know.   Decorated with a gold abstract butterfly, these midnight blue bookends are striking to see.  Relatively large, each bookend is 6.5 inches tall, 6 inches wide, and is marked with an S within a C, the mark of Carl Sorensen.  His shop was active in Philadelphia in 1914, which confirms these as early American Arts and Crafts productions.

There is a website which claims that Craftsman Studios of California used a trademark of S within a C on some of their bookends, but no evidence is offered.  Until we see some evidence, we will attribute this shopmark to Carl Sorenson.

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Posted by on August 9, 2012 in Arts & Crafts


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One response to “Blue Carl Sorensen Bookends

  1. Greg

    August 10, 2012 at 08:46

    These are nice, don’t remember seeing them before.


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