A very handsome pair of Boston Terrier dog bookends by the well known foundry of Bradley and Hubbard. The dogs are two sided and standing outdoors in grass with the bases having the impressed mark of B&H on the backside. They are made of solid cast iron with bronzed painted studded collars and measure 5 inches long by 5 1/4 inches tall and 2 1/2 inches deep weighing 6 lbs. They are in very nice condition with each having a very tiny fleabite to an edge on base you have to look very closely to see and few minor rubs and two small scratches to finish (all very minor please see photos). There is green felt affixed to the bottom with stud type nails and one is missing as well as missing felt to both. I believe these are from 1920 which is early for the Boston breed only recognized in c.1893 by the AKC. The company was in business from 1852 - 1940’s. Walter Hubbard and his brother-in-law Nathaniel Lyman Bradley started making cast iron clocks, tables, frames, andirons, lamps, chandeliers, sconces and sewing machines in 1854 in Meriden, Connecticut. The company became Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co. in 1875. The Charles Parker Company bought the firm in 1940.
Bradley & Hubbard Cast Iron Boston Terrier Dog Bookends Antique