Chase Crescent Moon Bakelite and Brass Bookends
Rare Crescent Moon Bakelite and Brass Chase Bookends, attributed to designer Walter Von Nessen. In beautiful original condition
without any chips or crackling in the bakelite and the brass polished and gleaming.
The Cooper Hewitt Museum has a collection of Chase products and describes their history:
The Chase Brass and Copper Company produced consumer and industrial products including buttons, novelties, copper pipe and plumbing supplies. During the 1930s, when demand for these types of goods declined due to the Great Depression, Chase, seeking to increase its business, entered the consumer market with a line of modern household goods made of chrome-plated metal, copper, and brass. The stylish, streamlined wares were created by some of the leading industrial designers of the day, including Russel Wright, Lurelle Guild, and Walter Von Nessen. Chase discontinued the line in the early 1940s when the company was engaged by the US government to produce war materials, such as shell and gun casings, during World War II.
5” T x 3 “ W x 4” D