Marble Parrot Bookends, Italy 1921

vicki_prouttJanuary 22, 2011

Hey, so my grandparents moved out of their house into an apartment, and we have since cleaned it out. in one of their back storage rooms we found crates full of their wedding gifts from 1954. in one of them was these bookends. they are on white marble stands, their wings are tucked in and purple. Their body is more of a yellowish color and their heads are a pink. If anyone could please tell me who carved these and how much their estimated worth is please let me know.

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palimpsest

Pictures would help:)

    Bookmark   January 23, 2011 at 9:39AM
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vicki_proutt

lol well I'm new. uhhh how do you post pictures? haha

    Bookmark   January 24, 2011 at 9:11PM
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dreamgarden

Try this!

How do I Embed Pics into my GardenWeb Post?

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    Bookmark   January 25, 2011 at 11:14PM
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vicki_proutt

hey, well that seems to hard so I just put a link to facebook up here.
here it is:

Here is a link that might be useful: facebook picture

    Bookmark   January 30, 2011 at 1:02AM
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lazy_gardens

Dyed alabaster, value unknown.

See these for a lot of their cousins, although yours are less ornately carved than some.

http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/parrot-figurine-alabaster-stone-bookend-italian

    Bookmark   January 30, 2011 at 12:15PM
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donnalin

Hi
I have 8 pair of alabaster bookends that I've purchased on eBay. Your pair is older (usu 1930's) and deeper colored than usual. Did you sell them yet? I'd put them on eBay starting at $35.00

    Bookmark   March 23, 2012 at 12:30AM
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