Bronze Bookends by Judd Company
A heavy and substantial pair of solid bronze bookends styled after Francois Millet's The Gleaners and The Angelus. Jean Francois Millet: 1814 - 1875, was a Barbizon School painter known for showing in his works the devoutness of French farm laborers. The bookends are marked on the back REAL BRONZE and numbered 9977. Made by Judd Co. Titled "Thanks for a Good Harvest"
Dimensions are for each bookend.
H 4.75 in. x W 5.38 in. x D 2.25 in. Very light wear, no damage. Original felt on bases.
Morton Judd established the Judd Manufacturing Company of Wallingford, Connecticut in 1830. In 1855, his three sons joined him in business and the company's name was changed to M. Judd & Sons. It was during this time that the company became well known for their still and mechanical bank production. Hubert Judd struck out on his own to start the H.L.Judd Company in Brooklyn, NY. In 1886, H.L.Judd took control of the Wallingford plant. In the early 1910s, they began to produce a decorative art metal line of fine-quality sand castings in iron, brass and bronze.