Bring Favorite Books to Heel. Artisan crafted and painted, these adorable Westie Bookends extol the spunky personality of the West Highland White Terrier breed, while protecting the books they bracket. Evocative of beloved antique market finds, they are the perfect dog lover’s gift for those with an eye for the printed word. Cast iron. 6"h. x 4"l. x 3"w.
These sturdy Westie Bookends are reminiscent of terrier artworks in our Smithsonian American Art Museum and in our Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Often crafted as functional art, bookends are represented throughout the Smithsonian Institution, including gilt bronze bookends in our Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, pottery and wood made-for-sale bookends in our National Museum of the American Indian, and Charles Lindbergh bookend memorabilia in our National Air and Space Museum.
Every Smithsonian purchase will arrive with a museum provenance card explaining how it is adapted from or inspired by an object or objects in our collection.
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