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EVE: Painted Iron Bookends

14 Dec

Here is a pair of iron bookends seen frequently on eBay, but this pair is the only one we have ever seen in polychrome. The colors certainly sharpen the image.  The foliage behind Eve is suggestive of the Garden of Eden, although no apples or snakes are visible.  The reverse of these bookends is stamped “Verona 688 Pat. Pend.”

Photo of Eve Bookends

“EVE” appears on the lower right near the lady’s left calf. It is hard to see. The bookends are 7 inches tall.

 
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Posted by on December 14, 2012 in Art Styles, Victorian

 

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