These appealing vintage brass bookends depict a bald eagle preparing for flight after perching on a base inscribed with “1776.” The bookends were made by Colonial Virginia, a crafter working out of Hampton, Virginia in 1972. The realistic detail of the eagle is highlighted by the elegant antiqued coloring of the brass bookends.
Eagles have long represented the United States and the bald eagle, in particular, has been the national symbol of the nation since 1782. As it is shown here, the eagle is looking gracefully towards the distance while the “1776” base amplifies the patriotic tone of this vintage work.
Overall very good condition. The brass bookends have minor adhesive residue on the bottom, but it is not visible when they are stood upright. Otherwise, the bookends show no signs of damage.
Dimensions: 6” H x 5 ⅞” W x 2 ¾” D (each)
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