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Rare Braided Indian Bronze Bookends by A.H. Sander

A.H. Sander

About The Rare Braided Indian Bronze Bookends by A.H. Sander

These handsome bookends by a mysterious sculptor who was actually a sculptress born before 1900 are fine art bas-relief sculptures that can serve a utilitarian purpose.

""Real Solid Bronze  Cast by Griffoul, Newwark, N.J." is stamped on back of each bookend.

Another pair is currently on offer for $1,895.

The Griffoul foundry cast a bronze sculpture by Charlie Russell, selling for over $400,000 in 2014.

The Collector's Encyclopedia of Bookends cites these Braided Indian as the highest degree of rare (5).

Savvy Price $1,250.00

Gallery Price $1,600.00

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Description

These handsome bookends by a mysterious sculptor who was actually a sculptress born before 1900 are fine art bas-relief sculptures that can serve a utilitarian purpose.

""Real Solid Bronze  Cast by Griffoul, Newwark, N.J." is stamped on back of each bookend.

Another pair is currently on offer for $1,895.

The Griffoul foundry cast a bronze sculpture by Charlie Russell, selling for over $400,000 in 2014.

The Collector's Encyclopedia of Bookends cites these Braided Indian as the highest degree of rare (5).

About the Artist Born in 1892, this sculptor obscured her gender identity by signing her sculpture "A.H. Sander".  With work in the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, we are told she executed a pair of bookends titled "Indian Head" that were cast by Griffoul in Newark, New Jersey.  Her address in 1948 was listed as Fort Worth, Texas.  Information gained from Glenn Opitz's book Dictionary of American Sculptors 18th Century to the Present (1984).

Mrs. Sander's first name was not revealed in Texas Painters, Sculptors and Graphic Artists
Medium Cast bronze
Size 5 3/4" height X 3 7/8" width X 3" depth
Signed "A.H. Sander" on vertical edge below figure's lips
Date of creation Circa 1914
Condition Excellent to good, with two scratches on the back of one bookend
Provenance From the famed AP Fenderson collection