Pair of Alsatian or Belgian Shepard Dog Bookends

Pair of Alsatian or Belgian Shepard Dog Bookends

Code: B1/29


RESERVED for Kayla.


A pair of beautiful dogs, tongues lolling, waiting expectantly in the form of bookends, or book stops - made in France in the 1930's. The dogs are in an identical pose, with their bushy tails wrapped around behind them and you could be forgiven for thinking that they are two identical copies. However, a closer looks tells otherwise; one has a little flick at the end of the left ear; the collar buckles are different and so are the left front paws. These dogs have been specifically trained to guard books and with their fairly substantial weight, they are effective for must book sizes. A brilliant vintage gift for a dog lover - especially a companion of a German Shepherd, sometimes called an Alsatian - or a Belgian Shepherd - (we have one here at home and call her our Big French Bear). 

Dimensions: Overall height is 5 inches or just under 12.5cm. The width is 4" or 10cm with a depth of 2.75 inches or 7cm deep. The cream marble bases or a solid three quarters of an inch slabs with chamfered corners at the rear end. The lovely dogs are cast in bronze and have been given a final coat of black with a golden glaze which is doing a great job of showing the lie of the fur. The weight for the pair, without any packaging is 1.215kg.

The condition of these bookends is very good vintage; they are nearly antiques and have lived a good life already. There is slight wear to the natural creamy stone marble; a small chip on the underside of one front. The remains of the red protective material is still attached to the underside, there to protect any polished surface they might sit on. 

Your purchase will be very carefully packaged with recycled materials and despatched via the Irish An Post postal service.