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Hand Carved Andromeda Bookends | Ducato Brothers, Sicily | 1944

Hand Carved Andromeda Bookends | Ducato Brothers, Sicily | 1944

Regular price $500.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $500.00 USD
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An outstanding example of midcentury folk art, these amazing novelty bookends were hand carved and painted by the renowned Ducato family, who have specialized in the art of Sicilian cart making for generations. Today they are one of the last surviving families to keep up this lost art: One of their family’s carts is at Epcot Center. The bookends have an Andromeda motif with a nude female figure chained to a rock, a sea monster beside her. Both signed and dated 1944: Possibly a souvenir brought home from Italy after WW2. Condition is excellent with some minor wear at the backs. They measure just under 9.5” tall and 7” wide. 

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