Auntique & Uncle Tony

Sellers of Antique Bookends, Vintage Glass, & Collectibles

Jennings Brothers Mfg. Co.

Circa 1925

“Sir Francis Drake”

Price: $165 / pair

Sir Francis Drake ” -  Jennings Bros Circa 1925. Gray metal with dark bronze finish. Measures    4-3/4” high x 3-1/2” wide x 1-3/4” deep. Weighs just under 2 lbs. the pair.  Inscribed Sir Francis Drake across the front base.  Old original felt.  Shopmark:  JB 2310. High relief scene with historical inscription on back:  THE SPANISH ARMADA SIGHTED 1588 AT PLYMOUTH.  When the Spanish ships came in sight, Drake and his officers were playing bowls. “Do not stop the play, he said.  “There is time enough to finish our game and beat the Spaniards too.”   Jennings Bros. beautifully captured the event with these petite bookends, showing the Spanish Armada arriving in the background.  Mint condition.

# 3222

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Sir Francis Drake bookends by Jennings Bros photoSir Francis Drake bookends by Jennings Bros back view - inscription