Vintage Bookends, Putti or Cherubs, Outstretched Arms, Heavy Marble Base, Made in Italy
Lovely pair of heavy bookends, perfect for a desktop or bookshelf. Nice thick marble base, with tag still attached, Made in Italy.
This set highlights the putti (cherub like without wings) sitting with legs folded and arms outstretched, very elegant. The cherubs are attached via inserts from their leg and or foot that then goes down into a nicely drilled hole in the marble base. This hole, of course is not visible, but wanted to note that these puttis are not glued down. When lifting up the putti, you will notice a bit of a wobble or rocking sound and motion, as the mode of attachment allows this. They are not detached, but allowance has been made for movement.
There are no chips, cracks or dents, have been well taken care of. Green felt like material on the bottoms.
Each weighs in at 3 1/4 lbs, heavy enough to hold large or heavy books. The marble base measures 4 inches by 3 1/2 inches by 1 3/4 inches. Each bookend (with base and cherub or putti) measures 7 1/4 inches high. They will be noticed.
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Shipping is completed within 1 to 3 business days from date of purchase.
I am happy to combine shipping on multiple purchases if I can safely do so without risking breakage. Any shipping overages that are paid will be promptly refunded when shipped.
How are Shipping costs determined?
My shop is located in Indiana. The USPS bases the shipping fee on the distance being shipped (based on postal zones) and the weight and dimensions of the package. The majority of my items utilize calculated shipping, meaning, the cost is based upon the above.
Any overages paid on shipping will be promptly refunded when shipped, we do not make a profit on shipping fees.
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Just a mention that items from my shop are vintage items, not new items. All have been previously owned and as with most vintage items, they are gently used and may show signs of use and wear. I try my best to give an accurate description. I will note in the item description any sign of wear that would affect the functionality or overall appeal of the item.