A striking early 20th Century bookends in the form of two stylised rearing horses exhibiting good rich brown patina and fine hand chased surface detail. The bookends on bronze plate further raised on marble bases, signed H S McHen
Height: 21 cm
Width: 22 cm
Condition: Excellent Original Condition with light surface wear
Materials: Bronze and Marble
The Art Deco Period: although Art Deco derives its name from the great 1925 Paris Exhibition, ‘L’Exposition Internatlionale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes’, the term is now generally applied to the typical artistic productions of the 1920’s and 1930’s. It might best be characterised as an attempt to unite arts with industry, embracing the machine age and repudiating the old antithesis of ‘Fine’ and ‘Industrial’ art. The sources of the Art Deco movement include Egyptian and Mayan Art, Cubisim, Fauvism and Expressionism, heavily influencing the chief force underlying all Art Deco with the emphasis upon geometric patterns.