Books and Circuses

Cast Iron Charioteer Bookends (LEO Design)

Amongst the new collection of recently-acquired bookends is this strange and wonderful pair.  A charioteer drives his team of four horses—limbs out-stretched, nostrils flaring—as he races around the ancient circus.  While I’ve bought and sold many-a-pair of horse-themed bookends over the years, seldom has the sculptor contained so much frantic energy and motion in so static and rigid a material.

Please come into the shop to see the full collection or click on the photo above to learn more about this remarkable pair.



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