Oversize Art Deco Bronze Plated Trojan Horse Bookends by Champion Products c.1930
An original pair of large Art Deco bronze plated metal Trojan horse bookend designed and signed by Phillip Di Napoli. Manufactured by Champion Products, Los Angeles. Both pieces have retained their original satin bronze finish and are in good condition with appropriate patina for their age. Original felt on each.
- CREATOR Champion Products (Manufacturer) Phillip DiNapoli (artist)
- DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1930
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Cast Metal, Bronze Plate, Felt.
- CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use.
- DIMENSIONS H 8.5 in. x W 4 in. x D 5 in.
In the nineteen thirties and forties there were three prominent companies that primarily made trophies: Dodge, Champion and Trophy Craft; Dodge being the largest. These companies made a variety of small objects for the home including ash trays and bookends. All of these bookends were made from gray or "pot" metal, with bronze-like finishes that suggest trophies.