'PUPPY DOG' antique bookends MCCLELLAND BARCLAY
- Item #: 2388
- Manufacturer: McClelland Barclay
This exceptional pair of bookends are signed originals by McClelland Barclay. The puppy seems at rest with it's head lowered. These bookends are metal and were done in a beautiful pottery finish for which McClelland Barclay was noted. Each bookend stands 5" tall, 4 7/8" long, 3 5/8" wide and weighs 2 lbs. 9 oz. (5 lbs. 2 oz. for the pair). They are in very good condition with minor finish loss and no breaks or repairs. Authenticity is assured as both are signed McClelland Barclay. McClelland Barclay (1891-1942) was an American artist of many talents. He was an illustrator with works published in the major magazines and periodicals of the day, The Saturday Evening Post, Ladies' Home Journal, Colliers, Redbook, etc. He did advertisements and illustrations for major companies in the 1920's and 1930's. In the 1930's he also starting a small company which made jewelry and small utilitarian figures for a variety of items such as bookends, desk sets and lamps. He was killed in 1942 in the Soloman Islands while serving in the U. S. Navy as a Lt. Commander. A tremendous loss.