This charming old owl sits atop a pile of books looking very wise indeed! He is beautifully cast and painted  and is obviously quality - I believe he was perhaps originally one of a pair, or was possibly part of a larger piece, or a garniture. He is in lovely condition, however there are two small filled holes on the surface and underside of the marble-base which are evidence of his former life or a piece that is now missing. I mention it only because I like to give an accurate description of my items - I do not believe it notices or detracts from the look of the piece. Because there is only one, I have described him as a paperweight, although obviously he could be used as a single bookend - and very handsome he looks too. Measures  13cm long across the base, and 13cm to the tip of the owl. For more information or photographs, please get in touch.

Antique owl paperweight


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    Thursday 10.30am to 4.30pm

    Friday 10.30am to 4.30pm

    Saturday 10.30am to 4.30pm

    If you wish to visit the shop outside of opening hours, please get in touch.


    The Bladnoch shop has on-street parking outside. Accessed from the pavement, there is a small step of 3cm and then the threshold of 2cm height.

    The door width is 71cm.

    The shop is on one level, with shelves at various heights - staff will be very happy to assist in passing customers any items they wish to handle.

    Although the shop is small, there is room to manoeuvre a wheelchair inside.

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