These stately Borghese Bookends bring a touch of elegance to a library shelf. They measure 6" tall x 5" wide. Made of good quality cast plaster with attractive duck decorations. The bottom is grooved and gilded. Hand painted to look distressed for that "vintage look". They do have an Italian name, but were made by Neipolds Inc. , Gaithersburg Maryland in the 1900's. There is a Borghese paper label on the base. The base is lined in black felt. Condition is wonderful. No chips. Really nice decorative item with good design.