The Ionic Order, the Second Order of Greek Architecture. These bookends are characterised by a capital with opposing scrolls known as volutes. This detail is taken from the Temple of Athena Nike BC425.
These Ionic order bookends are beautifully crafted in Bath by Timothy Richards. He did this using traditional skills and working entirely with British materials. Timothy Richards makes architectural models in plaster, using techniques dating back to Fouquet who worked in Paris between 1780 and 1830. The quality and craftsmanship of his work is outstanding, an antique of the future. Indeed he has built a large network of collectors over the last 25 years.
Dimensions: 23cm H