According to Kovels (http://www.kovels.com), one of the definitive resources in the antiques world, “Frankart, Inc., New York, New York, mass-produced nude dancing lady lamps, ashtrays, and other decorative Art Deco items in the 1920s and 1930s. They were made of white lead composition and spray-painted.Frankart Inc. and the patent number and year were stamped on the base. Frankart also made green metal figural clocks.”
Our little lady is a demure 6 1/2″ tall x 4 3/4″ wide by 3 3/4″ deep. I didn’t know anything about Frankart when I saw her in a box at an auction in Ossipee NH a while back, but knew I had to have her – and what a find!
Kovels, which doesn’t show a picture of the piece they priced (but describes it such that it sounds very similar to this one), put a $500 value on theirs. We’ve found this particular bust on both Worthpoint and eBay for a similar price.
However, we’ve now found others for considerably less, and figure we’ll go with a price that’s a lot lower than we’d initially offered this lovely lady for…. she’s now just $75.00!
Hallmarked with the Frankart Inc. name, also including “Pat Appld For”. Features a gold-colored art deco young (?) girl bust with flowers in her hair. Cast metal sculpture.
Price: Just $75.00. Plus State of Maine sales tax of 5.5%, of course!
# Available: one
Size: 6 1/2″ high x 4 3/4″ wide x 3 3/4″ deep.
Weight: 2 pounds, 2 ounces.
Approximate Age: 1920s era
Defects, Nicks and/or Blemishes: This bust is pre-owned. Any wear is therefore consistent with the age and use of this piece, however the piece is in excellent condition.
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