Lady Clare Bookends with London Scenes
A pair of mid-century bookends by ‘Lady Clare’ showing scenes of London.
The two pieces have an elegant look. A dark red background is enhanced by the gold edging to the sides and the base. Two different scenes of London appear on the outer edges: Westminster Hall and The Monument Fish St. Hill. The pictures have a gold edging. The bottom of each bookend is covered with green felt and bear the name Lady Clare.
‘Lady Clare’ was Lady Clare Pigott, the wife of a British diplomat. After having collected antique prints for many years, she had the idea of saving the white linen tablecloths frequently marked with food stains by creating place mats for her table. Her company was born in the early 1930’s and still trades in similar quality goods today.
The bookends measure approx. 17cm 11.5cm. The bookend featuring Westminster Hall has one corner of the print missing and the paint is slightly chipped at one corner. The bookend featuring the Monument has a scuff mark.
Very elegant bookends.
Condition : Used
Product Code : 1301
Weight : 0.55kg