Elephant Family Bookends

When your library reaches elephantine proportions, enlist this parade of pachyderms to keep things in line.
created by

Eric Gross

$65.00

Eric Gross created by

Eric Gross

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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.

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Made in Kentucky

Eric Gross

created by

Eric Gross

location

Kentucky

“I try to design items that I would want in my own home or office. I think about things I'd love to have that don't exist and try to breathe life into those concepts.”

Eric Gross grew up on a small family farm, where 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 their old white barn, watching them work.

Eric chose to study mechanical engineering in college, hoping to put his knowledge of materials and machinery to good use. He eventually grew bored of designing widgets and decided to use his metalworking skills and equipment to create original, whimsical, and functional items for the home.

Read the Q&A with Eric on our blog.

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
carbon steel, automotive paint
Measurements
6.5" L x 4" W x 6.5" H
Care
Wipe clean with a damp cloth.
Item ID
24941

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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.


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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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UncommonGoodsElephant Family Bookends
 
4.6

(based on 66 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (47)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (55)
  • Durable (35)
  • Unique (33)
  • Easy to clean (6)

Cons

  • Low quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Gifts (36)
  • Living room (26)
  • Office (26)
  • Small rooms (7)
  • Large rooms (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (43), High-end shopper (9), Budget shopper (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (59), No (15)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (15)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

DELIGHTFUL PACHYDERMS

My elephant family bookends still bring a smile to my face. Eric Gross has captured this elephant family in a fashion which charms the eyes. I am delighted with all the Eric Gross bookends...Read complete review

My elephant family bookends still bring a smile to my face. Eric Gross has captured this elephant family in a fashion which charms the eyes. I am delighted with all the Eric Gross bookends I have purchased. Be aware: they are works of art and generally take up more room than your usual bland bookends. Give them the space they deserve and consider lighting them, if possible.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Elephant bookends

I was expecting a higher quality product for the cost. It was just a metal cut out and NOT worth 75+ (shipping). It was too late for me to return the item...Read complete review

I was expecting a higher quality product for the cost. It was just a metal cut out and NOT worth 75+ (shipping). It was too late for me to return the item or I would have sent it back.
I have ordered several products from this website and this is the first item that I feel is WAY overpriced.

Reviewed by 66 customers

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4.0

Recipient loved it.

By 

from Tallahassee, FL

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bedroom

    Comments about UncommonGoods Elephant Family Bookends:

    Said she loved it

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    Birthday gift

    By 

    from Memphis TN

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Durable
    • Easy To Clean
    • Easy To Install

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large Rooms
      • Small Rooms

      Comments about UncommonGoods Elephant Family Bookends:

      She has always loved elephants so this was a perfect gift. She has already sent me a picture of her bookcase with the elephant bookends displayed.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Perfect gift idea!

      By 

      from Mountain Home, Arkansas

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gifts

        Comments about UncommonGoods Elephant Family Bookends:

        This was a gift for my daughter's 30th birthday! As she has gone through life, my advise has always been..."How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time!" Perfect example with the Momma elephant leading the baby...love it!

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Very pleased!

        By 

        from Rochester, NY

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bedroom
          • Large Rooms
          • Small Rooms

          Comments about UncommonGoods Elephant Family Bookends:

          We adore these bookends! We're always looking for unique pieces and this Mama elephant and her baby fit the bill!

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          This was a gift to my wife as sher loves elephants

          By 

          from Montana

          About Me High-end Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gifts

            Comments about UncommonGoods Elephant Family Bookends:

            She loved the gift as she collects items depicting elephants

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            I collect elephant items, this is attractive and useful in m

            By 

            from Melrose, MA

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about UncommonGoods Elephant Family Bookends:

                To hold a few favorite books in my office.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No, No
                 
                5.0

                I bought this as a gift, and she absolutely loved it!

                By 

                from Southern New Jersey

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Durable
                • Easy To Clean
                • Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gifts

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Elephant Family Bookends:

                  Perfect gift

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes, Yes
                   
                  5.0

                  Delightful present!

                  By 

                  from McCall, Idaho

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Clean
                  • Easy To Install

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Library

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Elephant Family Bookends:

                    The weight is nice for holding books in place and the design is whimsical.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes, Yes
                     
                    5.0

                    Very attractive bookends

                    By 

                    from Barrington, RI

                    About Me Midrange Shopper

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Clean

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about UncommonGoods Elephant Family Bookends:

                        It was a gift, but will be used to hold books, as it was designed to do.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes, Yes
                         
                        5.0

                        I love my elephants!

                        By 

                        from Bakersfield, CA

                        About Me Midrange Shopper

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Durable
                        • Somewhat Whimsical

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Bedroom
                          • Gifts
                          • Large Rooms
                          • Small Rooms

                          Comments about UncommonGoods Elephant Family Bookends:

                          I love elephants and books, so this was a no-branier for me. I also bought one for my daughter and her husband, whom are both PhDs and thought they could use it on their bookshelf; however, my daughter wants to put in her new baby's room, which I love!

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No, Yes

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