These 8" tall CHERUB bookends weigh 4 lb each. Often bookends are not heavy enough to hold a group of books in place. There should do the trick. Each bookend is signed Verona. There were made 1925 in Verona, PA. The base has a pebbled surface. There is a bit of rust on the cherubs, but the patina is quite pleasing. One Cherub has his toes on one foot missing. Very decorative.