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Posted 1 year ago

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walksoftly
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Sculpted stone Indian Head bookends.
Appear to be made of onyx, agate or banded calcite.
Most likely made for the tourist trade in Mexico or south western US.

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  1. walksoftly walksoftly, 1 year ago
    Roycroftbooks had posted similar ones recently, I thought that they had a SW look to them.
    Tourist item?
  2. walksoftly walksoftly, 1 year ago
    Thanks AR8.
  3. walksoftly walksoftly, 1 year ago
    Thanks for the love on these, Tony, official & also to Bellin for the kind words.
  4. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    They are made of Onyx, which is somewhat like marble but has a nice translucency to light. Very nice pieces.
  5. Ted_Straub Ted_Straub, 1 year ago
    I have a bird sculpture of similar style and material. It is a little smaller though, and is a very niece piece of artwork.

    Yours are very intriguing!
  6. walksoftly walksoftly, 1 year ago
    Thanks so much Phil for the love, the info & the comment!
    You're up early today, as was I.
  7. walksoftly walksoftly, 1 year ago
    AR8 your top links didn't work & I had seen the other ones already, thanks anyways for your input.
  8. walksoftly walksoftly, 1 year ago
    Also could be banded calcite.

    From Wikipedia
    The name Onyx has sometimes been used, incorrectly, to label other banded lapidary materials, such as banded calcite found in Mexico, Pakistan, and other places, and often carved, polished and sold. This material is much softer than true onyx, and much more readily available. The majority of carved items sold as "onyx" today are this carbonate material.
  9. walksoftly walksoftly, 1 year ago
    Thanks Ted for the love on these bookends & your comment.
    You now have me intrigued about your bird sculpture.
  10. Stillwater Stillwater, 1 year ago
    From Mexico
  11. walksoftly walksoftly, 1 year ago
    Thanks for the info Stillwater.


    Thanks for showing this some love Inky.
  12. AmberRose AmberRose, 1 year ago
    Really nice, love them!
  13. walksoftly walksoftly, 1 year ago
    Thanks Amber for the double love & the kind words.
  14. walksoftly walksoftly, 1 year ago
    Thanks petey, for the love on these bookends.
  15. walksoftly walksoftly, 1 year ago
    Thanks for giving this some love toracat & rhinoman.
  16. Manikin Manikin, 12 months ago
    These are cool Bro I missed them when posted . Very nice find !
  17. walksoftly walksoftly, 12 months ago
    Thanks Sis, better late than never! :-)
  18. Manikin Manikin, 12 months ago
    Hey Bro I used to try then as a teen when I was late it never worked . Late meant a discipline action was in order for me !!! , you got away with more than me if that say'n saved you :-)
  19. walksoftly walksoftly, 12 months ago
    I remember there being times when my brother & I came home many hours past the time we should have been home. One time we came home at sunrise to find Mom sitting on the doorstep & I was driving the car but didn't have my license yet. My brother crawled out of the back seat & went straight in the house to bed & left me to explain to Mom where we had been & why I was driving. I don't remember any disciplinary action, she was just glad to see us home & alive. More than likely Dad put us to work a few hours later.
  20. walksoftly walksoftly, 12 months ago
    Thanks for giving this some love neil.

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