My Heart Belongs to Dante

Bronze-Clad and Painted Dante & Beatrice Bookends (LEO Design)

Father’s Day is nigh.  Perhaps your book-loving dad would appreciate a little poetic inspiration in his library?  Here’s Dante Alighieri—perhaps the world’s greatest poet—alongside his muse, Beatrice.  The pair of bookends, made in the 1910’s or 1920’s (in New York City), are bronze-clad and then polychromed (hand-painted in multiple colors).  To learn more about them, please click on the photo above.  But act quickly—Dante doesn’t hang around for long!


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