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2 Beautiful Antique Cast Bronze Etched Emblematic Winchester College Bookends
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- 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.
- Condition report.
- 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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- Cash upon collection is welcome.
Dimensions in inches & centimetres each approximate
4.33" High (11cm)
3.34" Wide (8.5cm)
1.77" Depth (4.5cm)