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
Ingredients
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 in the US:
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 71 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (51)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (60)
  • Durable (39)
  • Unique (33)
  • Easy to clean (9)
  • Easy to install (4)

Cons

  • Low quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Gifts (38)
  • Living room (26)
  • Office (26)
  • Large rooms (8)
  • Small rooms (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (48), High-end shopper (9), Budget shopper (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (62), No (17)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (19)

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.

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5.0

Absolutely beautiful and well made!

By 

from Clearwater, FL

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about UncommonGoods Elephant Family Bookends:

      I love elephants and these bookends of a mother and baby are wonderful and very well made. Would love to get the giraffes next! I hope you keep this artist's work in stock.

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

      I will buy the giraffe set next!

      By 

      from Texas

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy To Clean

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gifts
        • study area

        Comments about UncommonGoods Elephant Family Bookends:

        I have not seen my daughters reaction as yet. But I'm confident she will love the bookends. We had looked around town for a set and never did find something "elephant" that she liked.

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

        Elephant Bookends

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        from Agoura Hills, CA

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about UncommonGoods Elephant Family Bookends:

            Craftsmanship was fantastic. The packing is superb nothing Ould have been scratched or broken or in case of metal. My daughter went crazy for it aas did I. As I stated before the workmanship was fantastic. He truly is an artist in his metal work.

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

            Loved by the children!

            By 

            from Santa Monica, CA

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • In a library
              • Large Rooms

              Comments about UncommonGoods Elephant Family Bookends:

              It's a beautiful piece ... that children notice and talk about.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Elegant and well-made

              By 

              from Stanford, CA

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              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gifts
                • Large Rooms
                • Small Rooms

                Comments about UncommonGoods Elephant Family Bookends:

                Nothing is sweeter than a baby elephant holding onto its mother's tail. The bookends was well-crafted, and it was neat that info about the artist was enclosed.

                Service and delivery comments:

                The delivery was prompt, and the bookends arrived in good condition.

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

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                        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

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