Vintage Cast Iron Bookends End of The Trail Indian Warrior W/ Spear on Horseback
Description: A pair of vintage cast iron bookends. The bookends depict the image of an Indian or native American warrior on horseback. The warrior is bent over on the horse with his head down and holding a long lance or spear in under his arm. Even the horse looks tired with its head looking down. This is the scene known as "The End Of The Trail".The casting of the bookends is very well done and shows great details. The book ends are stamped 169 on the back. Other than that, they have no other markings. A great set of bookends worthy of a spot in your collection or on your shelves. Please carefully review the photos as they are part and parcel of our description. Date: Uncertain but most likely sometime in the early to mid 20th century.
Origin: Purchased in an estate auction in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Size: Measures ~5" high and the base is ~4 7/8" by ~2 3/8". The pair weighs almost 3 pounds and 10 ounces.
Marks: Both pieces are stamped on the back with the number "169".
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a nice pair of bookends with a beautiful, intelligent and very desirable design. A beautiful set of bookends of substantial construction. Just a beautiful set of bookends, which deserve a spot in your collection or on your shelves.
Condition: The bookends are in very good condition with no losses, breaks, repairs or dings that we could find. They have minor wear to the finish, some scratches, some minor stains, and some rust signs. One of the two pieces has a couple of white spots which can be seen in the photos on the warriorâ€™s head and behind him. We believe these are paint spots which can be cleaned off. Both pieces are soiled and the piece with the paint spots has some waxy residue on the bottom of the base. Again, we believe this can be cleaned off easily. The bookends are great looking and would make an excellent addition to your collection. Please see photos for additional condition details.
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