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Author! Author! Give your favorite English scholar a little dose of literature. These mini marble figurines have secret compartments (in their bellies, of course) for stashing tiny treasures. The original statuettes are carved in Gloucestershire, England - then each piece is cast in crushed marble and hand-painted. All of them come with booklets explaining their history. Handmade in Gloucestershire, England.

Inside Mark Twain is the inscription 'Tom & Huck'.

Inside Ernest Hemingway, author of A Farewell to Arms, The Sun Also Rises and For Whom the Bell Tolls and major cigar aficionado, is a tiny cigar.

Collect 'em all! Each sold separately.


Unfortunately, these items have been discontinued. When they sell out, they will no longer be available. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Item ID
15188
Made from
crushed marble
Measurements
2.5" H

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GREAT AUTHORS POT BELLY FIGURES
 
3.9

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (6)
  • Durable (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Living room (3)
  • Office (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (3), Stylish (3)

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5.0

Love these!

By 

from Gilbertsville, PA

About Me High-end Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Office

    Comments about GREAT AUTHORS POT BELLY FIGURES:

    Love these little pot bellies! I have several and never get tired of them!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Toy for the Erudite

    By 

    from New Haven, CT

    About Me Budget Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Cute
    • Well constructed

    Cons

    • small

    Best Uses

    • Office

    Comments about GREAT AUTHORS POT BELLY FIGURES:

    This is a present for an English teacher. It is definitely to her taste and a good addition to her desk. It is a bit small, but very well-made. It is humorous but simultaneously attractive to the mind. I would recommend it as a present for anybody who enjoys reading.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    THE RIGHT GIFT FOR THE RIGHT PERSON

    By 

    from SAN DIEGO

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Unique

    Cons

    • Delicate

    Best Uses

    • Library or study
    • Living Room

    Comments about GREAT AUTHORS POT BELLY FIGURES:

    GREAT TO PUT ON BOOK SHELVES OR WINDOW SILLS.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    4.0

    Great Gift for Office

    By 

    from San Mateo, CA

    About Me Bargain Hunter, High-end Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bedroom
      • Desk
      • Kitchen
      • Living Room
      • Office

      Comments about GREAT AUTHORS POT BELLY FIGURES:

      This was a great gift, and is well loved by his recipient! Great item for a "Secret Santa" or other type of gift exchange... personal but not too personal!

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      1.0

      Not cute at all

      By 

      from dayton ohio

      About Me Stylish

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Looks cheap

        Best Uses

          Comments about GREAT AUTHORS POT BELLY FIGURES:

          It looked much better in the picture on line

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          5.0

          Willy Shake

          By 

          from El Paso, Texas

          About Me Different, Smart, Unique

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Bright
          • Cute
          • Durable
          • Smart

          Cons

          • TINY

          Best Uses

          • Bookshelf

          Comments about GREAT AUTHORS POT BELLY FIGURES:

          I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these little marble dolls. I will buy more of them if I like the people being represented. The paint on them is so delicate and they will look lovely on my bookshelf.

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          5.0

          Standing tall amongst the greats

          By 

          from Seattle:The literary capital of the U.S.

          About Me Practical, Stylish

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Bright
          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Library-Den

            Comments about GREAT AUTHORS POT BELLY FIGURES:

            Hemmingway has joined my other literary great Pot Bellies (Twain, Poe, Stevenson, Dickens & Shakespeare) standing in front of copies of their greatest works.

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            3.0

            Cute but not practicle

            By 

            from New York, NY

            About Me A fun gift-giver, Stylish

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Ecentric

            Cons

            • Cheaply made

            Best Uses

            • Bedroom
            • Living Room

            Comments about GREAT AUTHORS POT BELLY FIGURES:

            My roomate loves Shakespeare so when I saw the pot belly figurine I thought it would be a perfect birthday present. I must admit I am a bit disappointed!
            The figure is cute and has actually looks like Shakespeare! However, it is cheaply made. The head doesn't fit securely on the body and looks akward. The "secret" compartment is so tiny that it would barely hold a small button. Overall the figurine is much smaller than anticipated.
            The idea is great but the product itself falls a little flat.

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            3.0

            Not alot of room to stash

            By 

            from Clinton, MD

            About Me Art supporter, Bargain Hunter, Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clever
            • Durable

            Cons

            • Too small

            Best Uses

            • Desk
            • dresser

            Comments about GREAT AUTHORS POT BELLY FIGURES:

            I bought a small silver Shakespeare pencil topper and this potbelly for a Shakespeare enthusiast and I was going to place it inside as a trinket... but there was really VERY LITTLE room inside for much of anything. Maybe a good place to leave teeth for the tooth fairy.

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            4.0

            Cute!

            By 

            from San Diego

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Durable
            • Easy To Assemble

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Officedesk

              Comments about GREAT AUTHORS POT BELLY FIGURES:

              I gave these to my English professor and he loved them. They seem well-made and look just like the picture. Don't expect to actually put anything inside the little compartment though. It's too small for that. But they were great anyhow.

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