This is one spectacular pair of brass bookends! Sadly one of the deer has lost an antler and it looks like someone has tried unsuccessfully to glue it back on, with the result that the stag now looks like he’s crying! I was tempted to remove the glue, but I actually find the ‘tears’ quite endearing! I also considered removing the other antler, turning the deer into a doe, but the missing antler doesn’t actually bother me too much, and when you view the deer in profile (which is their position when they’re holding books), you don’t really notice that’s anything’s amiss!
A wonderfully detailed and very collectible pair of bookends – these same deer recently sold for a whopping $175 (R2000) online!
Dimensions: Each stag measures 26cm tall x 10cm wide x 6cm deep