Bookends to make all your books want to stand up and cheer on the Art Deco end of things by industrial designer Walter Von Nessen. Taught at the Charlottenburg Art School. Born in Germany, he later immigrated to America and worked there.

Pair of cat book ends and cat door stop. ca. 1935.
Pair of cat book ends and cat door stop. ca. 1935. Chrome, copper and brass. Designed for Chase Brass & Copper Company. Image © 2019 Heritage Auctions. Fair use license. via https://fineart.ha.com/itm/general-americana/a-walter-von-nessen-pair-of-cat-bookends-and-cat-door-stop-for-chase-
Toy soldier bookends. Undated.
Toy soldier bookends. Undated. Brass and bakelite. Designed for Chase Brass and Copper Company. Image © 1995-2019 eBay Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.ebay.com/itm/Chase-Walter-Von-Nessen-Brass-Bakelite-Art-Deco-Toy-Soldier-Red-Gold-Book-Ends-/202210917398
Elephant bookends. ca. 1931.
Elephant bookends. ca. 1931. Hand polished brass and bakelite. Designed for Chase Brass and Copper Company. Image © Art Deco Collection.com. Fair use license. via https://artdecocollection.com/accessories/bookends-sold/chase-elephant-bookends-by-walter-von-nessen/
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