Vintage Asian Oriental Bookends Carved Wood and Etched Brass

Vintage Asian Oriental Bookends Carved Wood and Etched Brass
Vintage Asian Oriental Bookends Carved Wood and Etched Brass
Vintage Asian Oriental Bookends Carved Wood and Etched Brass
Vintage Asian Oriental Bookends Carved Wood and Etched Brass
Vintage Asian Oriental Bookends Carved Wood and Etched Brass
Vintage Asian Oriental Bookends Carved Wood and Etched Brass
Vintage Asian Oriental Bookends Carved Wood and Etched Brass
Vintage Asian Oriental Bookends Carved Wood and Etched Brass
Vintage Asian Oriental Bookends Carved Wood and Etched Brass
Vintage Asian Oriental Bookends Carved Wood and Etched Brass
Vintage Asian Oriental Bookends Carved Wood and Etched Brass
Vintage Asian Oriental Bookends Carved Wood and Etched Brass

Vintage Asian Oriental Bookends Carved Wood and Etched Brass
These are an interesting pair of bookends. Initially, I thought they looked like Mary and Joseph in a nativity scene, but the figures have Asian faces and garments. I've enjoyed them in my library, but I'm downsizing for the move to Florida. The wood is carved into what appears to be a woman, man and a horse. The faces are painted, the robes have gilding. The color underneath seems to be red paint. When I initially bought these I cleaned them gently used a Q-tip and water... That is when I found the red paint.

Each is 4-3/4" high, 4" deep (including the brass stand) and 2-3/4 wide. The tops and bookend bottom and side are brass with etched flowers. There is very old felt on the bottom...

I have not polished the brass. I also have not oiled the wood in any way. One side of each bookend is less finished than the other.... Perhaps meant to be at the back of the bookshelf (see pic 5 for instance).

Please see the pictures to note loss of gilding, Notches in the faces are for the mouths of the people. Please contact me if you have any questions or need to see more detailed photos. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Asian\1900-Now\Chinese\Other Chinese Collectibles". The seller is "michener_usa2012" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, China, Mexico, Germany, Japan, France, Australia, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.
Vintage Asian Oriental Bookends Carved Wood and Etched Brass