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Jesters Bookends

09 Mar

Are these Jesters bookends in Arts and Crafts style or Art Deco style?  Jesters were entertainers in medieval courts as clowns, musicians and fools.  Medieval subject material was favored by William Morris and his pre-Raphaelite colleagues so by this criterion the bookends are Arts and Crafts material.  On the other hand, the presentation of action and speed and the bright appearance indicates Art Deco material.  The decision is not critical.  More important, the bookends are very decorative and pleasing.

Pompeian Bronze Jester Bookends. 9 inches in height.

Pompeian Bronze Jester Bookends. 9 inches in height.

 
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Posted by on March 9, 2013 in Art Deco, Arts & Crafts

 

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