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elephant family bookends

by Eric Gross $65.00
Handmade

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  • the story

The Contemporary Pachyderm

Holding gingerly on to his mother's tail, this baby elephant follows your book collection from A to Z. Inspired by the playful styles of the savanna, artist Eric Gross creates a charming silhouette scene on your bookshelf or mantel with his beautifully detailed bookend, crafted from carbon steel with automotive paint finish. Handmade in Kentucky.

  • details
Handmade
Item ID
24941
Made from
carbon steel, automotive paint
Measurements
6.5" L x 4" W x 6.5" H
Notes
Care: wipe clean with a damp cloth.
  • the maker
Eric Gross

Eric Gross

Metal has always been a part of Eric's life. Growing up on a small family farm there always seemed to be some piece of equipment in need of maintenance or repair. He developed the basic skills of metal working from his father and grandfather, spending countless hours in the old white barn, watching them work.

When it was time to leave the nest, Eric chose to study Mechanical engineering in college, hoping to put to good use his knowledge of metals and machinery.

Eric eventually grew bored of designing widgets and decided to use the metal working equipment to make small, handmade household goods. He designed bookends and various other items for his friends. The decision was then made to start selling these items. Tens of thousands of sales later, Eric continues to design original, whimsical, and functional items for the handmade market. collection

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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ELEPHANT FAMILY BOOKENDS
 
4.5

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (13)
  • Unique (12)
  • Durable (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gifts (11)
  • Living room (10)
  • Office (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (12), High-end shopper (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (13), No (4)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (6), Child (4), Self (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (7), Other (6), Birthday (3)

Reviewed by 17 customers

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5.0

love, love, love my elephant bookends

By 

from Great Falls MT

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Bright
  • Durable
  • Sturdy
  • These Are Well Made
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Living Room
    • Office

    Comments about ELEPHANT FAMILY BOOKENDS:

    These bring a conversation piece into your home.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Elephant Family Bookends

    By 

    from Silver Spring, MD

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Durable
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gifts
      • Living Room
      • Office

      Comments about ELEPHANT FAMILY BOOKENDS:

      The elephant bookends are unique, well made, and, when given as a housewarming gift, delighted the recipients.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Other
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Look great

      By 

      from ny

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about ELEPHANT FAMILY BOOKENDS:

          Well made, look nice.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Mother

          Comment on this review

           
          3.0

          Shopping early for Christmas 2015

          By 

          from Mississippi

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gifts

            Comments about ELEPHANT FAMILY BOOKENDS:

            For animal lovers

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Adorable

            By 

            from Citrus Heights, CA

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Durable
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Living Room

              Comments about ELEPHANT FAMILY BOOKENDS:

              Love it!

              Service and delivery comments:

              Ordered as a Christmas gift. Was supposed to et n email when more available. By chance found online and ordered again. It came promptly but it was mid February by the time my daughter received her gift. I did not receive an email. Usually back ordered items are automatically sent when available again so beware.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Child
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah

              Comment on this review

               
              3.0

              Too much whiz and not enough bang

              By 

              from Massachusetts

              About Me High-end Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Unique

              Cons

              • Low Quality

              Best Uses

              • Office

              Comments about ELEPHANT FAMILY BOOKENDS:

              The picture of the bookends was adorable. It looks like the elephants are three dimensional figures in the catalog. I was so disappointed to open and see that they were just flat bookends and not even that heavy. Had I known this prior to purchasing, I would not have bought. Hopefully she will like them anyways.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Child
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Birthday

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              Elephant book ends too cute

              By 

              from Monroe, NY

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Durable
              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gifts
                • Living Room
                • Office

                Comments about ELEPHANT FAMILY BOOKENDS:

                It's just as described and pictured on website. Perfect for holding some special photo books.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Child
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Other

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                I really like the bookends

                By 

                from Beaufort, SC

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Durable
                • Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gifts
                  • Living Room
                  • Office

                  Comments about ELEPHANT FAMILY BOOKENDS:

                  Great appearance, unique, reminds me of trips to Africa.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  It arrived before Christmas, very good delivery process. Product arrived in good condition.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Wife
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  Beautiful handmade product

                  By 

                  from Dallas, TX

                  About Me High-end Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gifts
                    • Living Room
                    • Office

                    Comments about ELEPHANT FAMILY BOOKENDS:

                    Attractive design, works well in home or office environment.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Product was not available when I tried to purchase as they are handmade and of limited quantity but UG offers the opportunity to advise when product is back in stock and this service worked perfectly.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Wife
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Christmas or Hanukkah

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    5.0

                    sturdy structure

                    By 

                    from Rochester, NH

                    About Me Midrange Shopper

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Whimsical And Practical

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Living Room

                      Comments about ELEPHANT FAMILY BOOKENDS:

                      Given by me to my adult niece, who has had a lifelong love for giraffes and elephants.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Other
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Christmas or Hanukkah

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