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Vintage Syroco Wood Scottie Dog Bookends Pair
A pair of Syroco Wood Scottie dog head bookends, circa 1940's. Ever alert, the terriers depict finely detailed fur coats and collars. Each has a metal book slide base for securely holding your books.
One bookend has the original Syroco sticker which reads, "MADE IN USA – Syroco Wood – SYRACUSE NY".
Each measures 6 3/4" high by 5 1/2" wide.
They are in very good condition. No cracks and finish is excellent without worn spots. The back of one ear has a chip that is not visible whatsoever from the front and difficult to see without careful inspection from the back.
These handsome bookends would make a great addition to your library!
History: Although "Syroco" is used in a generic manner by some collectors to describe stylistic pressed wood collectibles, original Syroco wood was produced by The Syracuse Ornamental Company (hence "Syroco") of Syracuse, New York. Founded in 1890, the company initially made hand-carved decorative components for the furniture industry.
Demand was great and the company developed a process to mass-produce replicas of the carvings by compressing a mixture of wood, flour, waxes, and resins into molds. In the 1930s and 1940s the company changed its name to Syroco Inc. and manufactured a line of novelty items. Production of the decorative items was discontinued by about 1950.
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Diane Osland, Seattle, WA
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