Syracuse Ornamental Company was founded in 1890 in Syracuse, New York. They became known for their molded wood-pulp interior decorations and gift and novelty items that resembled hand-carved wood that were made with what they called Syroco Wood. Even though there is no label or markings on this pair of bookends, we are pretty sure they were made by the Syracuse Ornamental Company out of Syroco wood. Syroco wood was made of wood and other ingredients that could be molded.
This pair of bookends depicts a mare and her foal grazing.
The bookends are a reddish brown in color. The base is metal, that is screwed into the base of the Syroco wood. The metal base is covered in felt on the bottom.
We believe that these were made in the 1950's or even in the 1940's.
The bookends are approximately 6 1/4 inches tall and 5 inches wide. The metal base, measured from the back is approximately 3 inches by 3 3/4 inches.
These bookends are in very good vintage condition. A couple of the wood corners have wear. One of the bookends is slightly darker in color than the other.
Please see the photos for more detail.