Auntique & Uncle Tony

Sellers of Antique Bookends, Vintage Glass, & Collectibles

Kathodion Bronze Works

Circa 1914

“Evil Spirit”

Price:  $2250. / pair

“Evil Spirit”  – Kathodion Bronze Works Circa 1914.  Bronze-clad. Copyrighted by KBW July 23, 1914 as “Evil Spirit by J. Renfrew Dean. Statuette of nude male figure seated on rock, designed as a book rock.”   Shopmark: © KBW, illegible sculptor’s signature. Bottom felt is long gone.  Measures 7-3/4” high x 5-1/2” wide by 4-3/4” deep.  Weighs 7 lbs. the pair.  The anguish experienced by this tormented Native American is apparent in his face and posture. Is he possessed by demons or is it just a migrane?  There are 10 “book rock” models listed for KBW, by J.Renfrew Dean in the 1914 Catalog of Copyright Entries; all appear in the KBW sales catalog except for “Evil Spirit.”  Neither is it found in bookend reference books.  Extremely rare, extraordinary pair of century-old bookends in excellent condition

#  1133

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