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Craftsman Studios Laguna Beach Bookends A2031

Regular price $350.00

Craftsman Studios Laguna Beach Bookends, #286, sailing ship copper over brass. Iconic. Super condition. 6.5 x 4.5 x 3.5.

The Craftsman Studios, founded by Carl Wirths in Brooklyn, NY around the time of the First World War, produced exquisite desk sets, picture frames, jewelry, and other decorative metalwork in hammered copper, silver-plated copper, and German silver.  The company’s products rivaled those of the Frost Workshops, the Forest Craft Guild, and even the Roycrofters.

The company moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles in 1920 and then to Laguna Beach about a decade later, but not before absorbing the inventory and operations of the Old Mission Koppercraft workshop following its bankruptcy in 1925. Remarkably, The Craftsman Studios remained in business until the 1950’s.

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