Pair of Vintage glazed terracotta Oriental Chinese/Japanese book ends.

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Seller: locomotionnumber1 (998) 100%, Location: Loughborough, Ships to: GB & many other countries, Item: 253935083429 This listing is for a pair of portable vintage terracotta glazed book rack ends. The book ends are in the style off two young male Oriental figures wearing traditional clothing and with their hair platted down their backs leaning on the base which is in the form of a book. The book ends measure about 15. 5 cm or 6 inches in height. I have placed a period book between them which measures 18 cm or 7 inches in height. The black coloured glaze on each figure is in good condition. The faces of the figures do have some small age related chips or marks commensurate with age. There is no place of manufacture on the figures though one has lightly printed on it the word "Foreign". This would indicate that it was made in the Far East primarily being China or Japan for the western markets. These items were made for sale to European visitors being traders or military giving a flavour of the destination being visited. This pair of book ends has come from my parents being bought by my grandfather when his ships docked in port whilst working in this area of the world. I believe they would date to between 1900 and 1920. Please see all photographs so you can see the condition of the book ends. There is a little bit of glare as they were quite difficult to photograph because of reflections. Thank you for reading my listing. Condition: Used, Boxed / Unboxed: Unboxed, Type: Japanese, Material: terracotta, Country/Region of Manufacture: Unknown, Ornament Type: Bookends, Main Colour: Black

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