Posted 7 months ago
It's Kentucky Derby weekend here in our beautiful Bluegrass State. Today is the Kentucky Oaks, which is the fillies race (The Lilies For The Fillies) and tomorrow is the Kentucky Derby, which is the boy's race (The Run For The Roses). So, I felt it only fitting to post my vintage cast iron horse head bookends. They've experienced only minor paint loss, but still in really nice condition, other than the tip of one ear chipped. These are from the 1930's - 1940's period. Though these are bookends, we actually display them as you'll see in pic #2. They're quite heavy and measure 7" tall and 8" front to back. The marking on the side (pic #4) appears to be a riding crop, but I've not been successful at finding any information on a maker who uses that as their trademark. I've only seen one other pair in all of my research.
Thanks very much for stopping in for a look!!