Auntique & Uncle Tony

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Kathodion Bronze Works

Circa 1914

“D’Artagnan”

Price:  $1950 / pair

“D’Artagnan”  – Kathodion Bronze Works By J. Renfrew Dean.  Circa 1914.  Bronze-Clad. Measures 9” high x 5-1/4” wide x 5-1/8” deep.  Weighs 8-1/4 lbs. the pair.  Inscribed on back ArtBronz, © KBW.  Copyrighted by KBW July 23, 1914: “…by J. Renfrew Dean, statuette of a man in mediaeval dress standing with dagger in hand, designed as book-rock.”   From the KBW Catalog:  #527 - "Dumas' hero adventurer is here modeled into a man as we might picture him, "alive," quick and defiant, his foil broken at his feet, and a smile on his face.  Could we ask a more gallant figure?"  Stunning pair of rare KBW bookends with century old patina, in mint condition, with felted bottoms.    

#  1126

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Alexandre Dumas’ novel of The Three Musketeers was first serialized in July, 1844.  He tells of the adventures of a young man named d'Artagnan after he leaves home to travel to Paris, to join the Musketeers of the Guard. D'Artagnan is not one of the musketeers of the title; those are his friends Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, inseparable friends who live by the motto "all for one, one for all"  ("un pour tous, tous pour un"), a motto which is first put forth by d'Artagnan.

D'Artagnan bookends by kathodion Bronze Works (back view)

Image by Maurice Leloir, 1894, of D’Artagnan  with inseparable friends, “The Three Musketeers”, Athos, Porthos and Aramis.

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