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Asian Bookends

$16.00
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These wood figurines did not start life as Bookends. If you look closely you can see that they were part of something larger.  What ever the larger item was, were cut into a number of pieces and then into bookends or maybe individual pieces.

These would be two of four from the section. They fit together, and you can then imagine that there are another two that make up the backside.  Then you can understand that there were other sections above and below. They are connected together with a copper metal piece.  So they become bookends.

 

We cannot determine what the total original item was, but it must have had significant notoriety, for someone to cut it and probably made money off of it.

 

This could have been part of a pillar from a house or temple.

 

When we acquired this, (Antique auction) a statement was made that it came from the “Temple” with some other things. We never found what kind of temple or where.

The carvings seem to be Japanese, although they could be Chinese.  If Temple meant Buddha, then both countries have Buddha.

A most unique set of bookends.

7”H x 12”W x 3” D

 

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