A Pair Of Rowing Bookends, Brasenose College

A Pair Of Rowing Bookends, Brasenose College

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Brasenose College (Oxford University) Presentation Bookends.
Pair of rowing themed bookends made in the shape of the bow and stern (with rudder) of a rowing scull, skiff. The bookends each have a transfer decal of the coat of arms for Oxford University, Brasenose College, although one has 80% of the decal missing. This would be a good opportunity, if you are a rowing enthusiast to add your own University crest. The quality and detail is exceptional, the rudder even has the rope detailing.

The size shown is for each bookend, books shown are for display purposes only.

Brasenose College Boat Club (BNCBC) is the rowing club of Brasenose College, Oxford. It is one of the oldest boat clubs in the world, having beaten Jesus College Boat Club in the first modern rowing race, held at Oxford in 1815. Although rowing at schools such as Eton and Westminster School Boat Club predates this, the 1815 contest is the first recorded race between rowing clubs anywhere in the world.

In addition to the 1815 "headship", the club has won both the Summer Eights and Torpids headship many times, and has recorded numerous victories in most events at the Henley Royal Regatta.

The club's colours are black and gold, with black blades. The 1st VIII, however, may wear the distinctive "Childe of Hale" colours - red, purple and gold - which are traditional in Brasenose rowing.


Height 20.5 cm / 8 "
Width 13 cm / 5 "
Depth 22 cm / 8 "



Circa 1950's




United Kingdom


Very good condition. One college crest decal has 80% missing.