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William Bookends

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Item # 80044990
William Bookends is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
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Price: 125$125.00
Member Price: 112.5$112.50
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Description

Our eye-catching bookends were inspired by "William," The Met's charming hippopotamus statuette (ca. 1961–1878 B.C.) and unofficial mascot. He makes a clever statement in any home or office as he helps support art books and exhibition catalogs, children's books, and other volumes.

The original hippo figurine was molded in faience, a ceramic material made of ground quartz. Demonstrating the ancient Egyptian artist's appreciation for the natural world, the body was painted beneath the blue-green glaze with the outlines of river plants, symbolizing the marshes in which the fearsome animal lived. Since its arrival at The Met in 1917, William has been a visitor favorite.

Our eye-catching bookends were inspired by "William," The Met's charming hippopotamus statuette (ca. 1961–1878 B.C.) and unofficial mascot. He makes a clever statement in any home or office as he helps support art books and exhibition catalogs, children's books, and other volumes.

The original hippo figurine was molded in faience, a ceramic material made of ground quartz. Demonstrating the ancient Egyptian artist's appreciation for the natural world, the body was painted beneath the blue-green glaze with the outlines of river plants, symbolizing the marshes in which the fearsome animal lived. Since its arrival at The Met in 1917, William has been a visitor favorite.

Details
  • Includes 2 bookends
  • Cast resin and marble
  • 7 1/8''H x 12 1/2''W x 4''D each
  • Gift wrap not available
Shipping & Returns
Standard flat-rate shipping (3–6 days) $7.95
Expedited US shipping (2 days) $13.95 extra
Overnight shipping $22.95 extra

The above rates apply to orders shipped within the contiguous 48 US states. For rates to Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, and other countries, please see our Shipping & Handling page.

If for any reason you are not fully satisfied with your order, you may return the merchandise within 180 days from the date of purchase. See our Returns page.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just stunning --- and adorable! I got these for a friend and artist. . .he thought they were magnificent!
Date published: 2019-07-20
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