A pair of rare cast iron bookends with colorfully painted parrots on wood stumps. We've only ever seen one other pair just like them.
The predominant color of the parrots is red, with yellow and blue. They have old green felts on the bases. They are similar in painting but still different.
They have the cast production mark of 78 on the back base of each bookend.
5 ¼” (13.3 cm) wide x 2 7/8” (7.3 cm) deep x 6” (15.2 cm) tall. Weighs 4 lbs 2.1 oz (1875 g)
There are no dents, cracks, chips, or breaks. There are a few color losses on the head of one of the parrots. The colors have lost their likely original brilliance but are still very intact considering the age and use. The felts on the bottom are intact and in good condition. I believe they are the originals though.
A great pair of antique bookends with an exotic parrot theme.