Art Deco bronze Lamassu bookends

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Pair of Art Deco bronze bookends picturing Lamassu, a human headed winged lion, signed by C. Charles. Egyptian revival, France 1930. The Lamassu is a mythical creature present in ancient Assyrian architecture. These towering creatures were over four meters tall and depicted a beast with the body of a bull or lion, the head of a man, and the wings of an eagle.
Artist/ Maker C. Charles
Signature/ Marks C. Charles
Style Art Deco
Date 1930
Material Patinated bronze.
Origin France
Size (cm) H. 19 cm. x L 15 cm. x W. 12 cm.
Size (inches) H. 7.5 inch x L. 5.9 inch x W. 4.7 inch.
Condition Very good.
Literature “The dictionary of sculptors in bronze” by James Mackay. Antique collectors club. “Dictionnaire des peintres,sculpteurs,dessinateurs et graveurs” by E. Benezit. Gründ. “Dictionnaire illustré des sculpteurs animaliers & fondeurs de l’antiquité à nos jours “ by Jean Charles Hachet. Argus Valentines.

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