Auntique & Uncle Tony

Sellers of Antique Bookends, Vintage Glass, & Collectibles

X-1 Company

Circa 1927

“Butterfly Girl”

· Extremely rare

· Great condition


“Butterfly Girl” – X-1 – Circa 1927.  Bronze finished gray metal.  6-1/4” high x  7” wide x 3-3/4” deep.  Weighs about 7-1/2 lbs. the pair.  The only inscription on the back is the number 63.  This could be one of the most elegant bookends ever made. They were originally sold through a 1927 Sears Roebuck catalog. Extremely rare.  Great condition.  Original felt on bottom.

# 3760

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 It was the “Jazz Age.” Flapper girls were dancing The Charleston to the “music of the devil”– Jazz – in gangster owned speakeasys.  It was the time to break from tradition in defiance of the horrors of World War I, which remained present in people’s minds.  It was a time of amusement, fun and lightness… of automobiles, movies and radio.  And women finally got the right to vote.  That was our America.

Butterfly Girl “ is a rare and elegant reminder of the Roaring Twenties.

Butterfly Girl bookends photo

Butterfly Girl” was obviously designed from an illustration of “The Flapper” by Francis X .Leyendecker, on the front cover of the  February 7,1922 Life Magazine.  After all -- it was the “Roaring Twenties” -- a time of social, artistic, and cultural dynamism. Jazz music blossomed, the Flapper redefined modern womanhood, Art Deco peaked, and Wall Street crashed.

Standard oil photo

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