Gifts for Smart People - part III

Cast Iron Bulldog Bookends with Copperwash Patina (LEO Design)

I like people who love dogs. And people who love books. That said, these bookends really hit the mark! They were made of cast iron and finished with a copper wash in the 1920's or 1930's—a time when bulldogs were amongst the most popular of pet dog breeds. Though the breed diminished in popularity over the ensuing decades, bulldogs did have one high-profile moment during World War Two when they became forever linked with the resolve, tenacity and (well) doggedness of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.  Please click on the photo above to learn more about them.

More handsome bookends tomorrow.


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