Paint is original, showing minor wear. I suspect these pieces are from different production batches as the bows have slightly different shapes and the color of the gold on the bases is slightly different.But none of that matters when the pieces are at opposite ends of a row of books. 7 1/8 inches tall; base is 3 1/2 inches X 2 1/4 inches. Each piece weighs just under 2 pounds. Perfect gift for motivating that violin pupil making those awful screeching sounds in the other room. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Bookends". The seller is "joncris4q8" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.