'THOROUGHBRED HORSE & JOCKEY' antique bookends JENNINGS BROS
- Item #: 2405
- Manufacturer: Jennings Brothers
These are an especially high quality set of extremely rare bookends featuring a jockey riding a thoroughbred horse. The detailing is so superior you can see the features on the jockeys face. Each bookend stands 7" tall, 8 1/2" long, 2 1/2" wide and weighs 2 lbs. 10 oz. (5 lbs. 4 oz. for the pair). This pair has a silver finish which has tarnish and can be polished if you prefer it to be shiny as the finish is very high quality. The finish appears all intact. The bases are gray and have some discoloration and a couple dings. The condition is very good original. One foreleg seems bent down more than the other and one tail is higher than the other. There is a bit of wobbling of the horses on the bases. This can be remedied by tightening the screws under the base. We did not do it and don't find it necessary as it is minor. We would have to break the original soldered seal which is attached to the base. Breaking that seal is not worth it. We mention all for accuracy, this set shows beautifully, they are truly magnificent. Authenticity is assured as the base bottoms still have the original felt and paper Jennings Brothers Labels. Also, in relief in the metal on the sides of both bases in the shopmark J.B. This is a very special set.