Vintage AUSTIN Prod Asian Scholar Bookends Sculpture 61

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  • Item Category: Furniture & Furnishings
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jun 01,2011
  • Channel: Online Auction

Here is a handsome pair of vintage Bookends by Austin Products. These heavy plaster figures depict Asian Scholars…I believe they are called the Zen Scholars. One is reading a book, the other is doing math with an abacus. They are nice, large sculptures each measuring approx. 9” high by 5 ½” across. The finish is a dark green resembling deep bronze patina. Both pieces are marked on the side:

AUSTIN Prod. Inc.

1961

The figure reading the book is in Excellent condition with no damage. The fellow with the abacus appears to have a crack in his hand. I am not sure if this is after market damage or a flaw in the making, as it is colored the same as the rest of the statue.

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