These majestic eagle bookends are very hard to find as a pair. The depth of color and the modeling of the eagles make these special. I also like the use of fieldstone in the back behind the eagles. That is a eastern Pennsylvania touch.
The condition of one bookend is excellent. The other on the back has a crack, that I show in close up in the photographs. That is the only damage that I found. Both fronts appear to be in excellent condition. I generally don't sell damaged items on Ruby Lane, but these are so rare that I have made an exception. I have reduced the price of the damaged bookend by $100. This reduction is already reflected in the listed selling price.
The backs measure 6 3/4 inches high by 5 1/2 inches wide. Please double click on the largest photograph to see enlarged detail.
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A little history about Pennsbury Pottery: The Pennsbury Pottery was founded in 1950 by Henry Bellows and his wife Lee. Henry Bellows was a ceramic engineer that had previously been the general manager at Stangl Pottery. His wife Lee was an artist and sculptor that had also worked for Stangl. The pottery was very successful and is well known for its various lines of Amish inspired carved pottery lines. In 1959 Henry Belows died leaving the pottery in a trust for his wife and kids. Lee Belows ran the pottery until her death in 1968. The pottery was closed in 1970.
Item ID: RLB-10-#A264