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Posted 7 months ago

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Janes
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I found these owls some time ago. Simple, cast iron, bookends. Haven't been able to find any information about them. Does anyone recognize the style?

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  1. Janes, 7 months ago
    Can anyone identify these. Simple, cast iron, bookends.


  2. BigTex BigTex, 7 months ago
    Maybe Brutalist style?
  3. Janes, 7 months ago
    Thanks. I wasn't familiar with Brutalist. A good place to start.
  4. artislove artislove, 7 months ago
    these owls lok great partially because they look like been there!!
  5. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 7 months ago
    Are you sure they are bookends? They look like something used in front of a Fireplace...andirons maybe, which would explain their state. RER(BOB)
  6. Janes, 7 months ago
    No. They are bookends, not andirons. The photo doesn't show the colors much. Lot's of different colors, green, copper, browns, and black.
  7. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 7 months ago
    Interesting, I wonder how many people would scratch up a book shelf using cast iron book ends.
  8. Janes, 7 months ago
    They are pretty smooth, but they are heavy.
  9. chuck67, 6 months ago
    its hard to tell from the picture is the middle hollow
  10. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 months ago
    These are beautiful:)
  11. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 6 months ago
    these owls are great! beautiful and simple design.
  12. Janes, 6 months ago
    Yes. The middle is hollow.
  13. chuck67, 6 months ago
    could they b modified axe heads or some similar tool
  14. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 5 months ago
    I think your description, Janes, is as good as any that I could come up with. I think they have a rustic quality that is simple and yet powerful. I always get notices on bookends because of my interest in pixie bookends, so I will keep my eye out for anything similar. But truth is I am stumped. I can now see that they are definitely owls and owls are collected well. They have their own beauty to them which is undeniable. I love them. They would look good on each end of a tall bookcase. I see some brass ones on ebay right now that are designed with bigger eyes but yet they look cheap compared to yours. I hope you get some answer as they are so memorable. How tall are they ?? Wide ?? Could you get some better photos possibly outdoors ??
  15. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 5 months ago
    I do see that this guy's site has a pic similar to yours :

    http://flickeflu.com/photos/37153731@N08
  16. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 5 months ago
    I do see that this guy's site has a pic similar to yours :

    http://flickeflu.com/photos/37153731@N08
  17. jimborasco jimborasco, 5 months ago
    These are cool...Love em
  18. Janes, 5 months ago
    Thanks PhilD the owls are approximately 3" by 5". I no longer have them. I gave them to my daughter who loves owl. They are are the same owls as flickeflu.

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