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Asian Inspired Bookends, Vintage Battle Against Oneself


  • Details
    Here we have a set of vintage Asian inspired bookends made of stone. These sculptured bookends portray "The Battle Against Oneself". Sculpted wonderfully, the left has a boy pushing against a wall, the right has the same boy, sitting but pushed against the wall at the same time. They are very heavy so would help hold up large books. Made by Atilla, which was a popular company for making exquisite fine reproductions of art. There is a sticker on the back of the right bookend which reads "Atilla's: Original Repro of The Artist" and has a model number of OR101. In good vintage condition, there is a slight chip on the bottom of the left one (see photo 6 and 7). It actually fits in quite well them though. They both have very light surface wear to the backs. Most likely, from being used as bookends.
    This is a battle we have all aced at some point, and these would make a great addition to your office or library.

    The care instructions on the sticker read: Wax & Buff, NO SUN.


    8" tall
    4.5" wide
    5" deep

    These are very heavy bookends
  • Shipping & Policies

    Shipping from United States

    Processing time

    1-3 business days

    Customs and import taxes

    Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

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    Returns & Exchanges

    I gladly accept returns and exchanges

    Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

    Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

    I don't accept cancellations

    But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

    The following items can't be returned or exchanged

    Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

    • Custom or personalized orders
    • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
    • Digital downloads
    • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

    Conditions of return

    Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    If I need to return an item, what is the process?

    If for some reason you are unhappy with your purchase, send a me a message first. I will send you a prepaid label (USPS Priority), you will download it, print it and put it on the package.
    Try to keep all original packaging it came in/with because 1) I would like to get it back packaged safely 2) when I purchase the label, I have to enter weight and box dimensions so I go off of what it was when it was shipped.
    Once I receive the package, you will get a refund on the price of the item plus tax. You will be responsible for shipping cost, so the price you paid for shipping originally will not be refunded.
    I hope you can understand m, that I cannot cover the cost off shipping

    What if I prefer another shipper, such as UPS or Fedex. Will you ship with them?

    Absolutely! Just let me know prior to purchasing and I can calculate shipping based off 1) your shipper preference 2) your desired shipping time 3) your zip code

    Do you ship internationally?

    Some pieces I do. It will be in the “Shipping” section of the listing. If there is something you see, that I currently don’t have international shipping setup on, send a message and I will consider!

    Will you combine shipping?

    On some things, yes. Sometimes there are pieces that are too fragile for me to comfortably ship with another item. It’s really dependent on the items being purchased. Please message me prior to checkout , to discuss options.

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    I am happy to reserve items for 24 hours. Just contact me and I will set it up!