2 Small Matching Beautiful Antique Cast Bronze Etched Emblematic Winchester College Bookends.
Depicting an emblematic portrait of a trusty servant, with an etching showing a male person with the head of a pig, the snout with a padlock, with donkey's ears, and stag's feet, holding in his left hand tools of his profession.
The right hand open and raised, wearing a shield and sword, at the top left corner the arms of Winchester College. With engraved title Trusty Servants Portrait 1387, Winchester.
On the back of each also has an interesting poem on them.
Which reads "The Porkers snout not nice in diet shows the padlock shut, no secrets he'll disclose".
Top quality & highly sort after.
Winchester College is an independent boarding school for boys in the British public school tradition, situated in Winchester, Hampshire.
It has existed in its present location for over 600 years.
It is the oldest of the original seven English public schools defined by the Clarendon Commission.
Having a patent number RN700442.
Sculptor unknown unsigned.
Circa early 20th century Edwardian 1910's.
Offered in fine used old worn condition.
Having charming worn patina commensurate with usage & age.
Unwrapped weight between 1 to 2kg approximate.
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Dimensions in inches & centimetres each approximate