Dr. Watson bookend designed by Martyn C. R. Alcock and produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, circa 2000. From the world of Sherlock Holmes, the great detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, comes Dr. John H. Watson, the eager associate of Holmes and assistant on solving many intriguing mysteries. Watson is a medical man of some experience. Watson is portrayed as a capable and brave individual; his intelligence serves as a foil to Holmes' insight. Both are brilliant, and each is useful for their purposes, they are remarkably different in their function, a clever literary pairing. Watson occasionally attempts to solve crimes on his own, using Holmes' methods; however, because he is not endowed with Holmes' almost superhuman ability to focus on the essential details of the case, he meets with Limited success, as Holmes remarks; "Quite so... you see, but you do not observe." This is a pair with the Sherlock Holmes bookend.