These lovebirds are typical of the detailed castings produced by the Acorn Company. Condition is excellent, with no signs of damage.
The Acorn Company is known only by its symbol: an engraved Acorn on each bookend, accompanied by an item number. Acorn Company products are uncommon-rare, and are typified by high quality casting. Most Acorn Company bookends are iron, but there were bronze castings by the company also.
Name: Lovebirds Whispering
Maker: Acorn Company
Date: ca 1930
Markings: #600; shopmark
Height: 7 ”
LKCD#: 234 (LKCD# refers to the Plate# of this set in Collectors Encyclopedia of Bookends)
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Rarity ratings are as per Collectors Encyclopedia of Bookends, Kuritzky L and De Costa C, Collector Books, (Publishers) 2006
1-2 VERY COMMON: Consistently available online or in antique malls at all times
3 COMMON Available with regularity, typically seen several times each week online; found with ease in malls or shows
4 UNCOMMON:In online sales, may be seen as often as several times per month. Sporadically found at shows or shops
5 RARE: In online sales, seen only a few times per year. Seen at shows and antiques shops rarely
5* SINGULAR: The pair has only been seen once by the authors