These appealing vintage brass bookends depict a spread-wing bald eagle perched on a rectangular base. The base is stamped with the date “1776.” The bookends were made by Colonial Virginia, a crafter working out of Hampton, Virginia in 1972. The realistic detail of the eagle is accentuated even more when light hits the reflective brass surface.
Eagles have long represented the United States and the bald eagle, in particular, has been the national symbol since 1782. As it is shown here, the eagle looks stoic and majestic. The “1776” stamped base celebrates our nation's independence and founding.
Overall, very good condition. Set includes two bookends. Nice, attractive patina. Small surface scuffs along the bases, from age and past use, including a small hole in right wing. Copyright inscription on the back "1972 Colonial Virginia, Hampton VA." Dimensions: 6 " H x 5 7/8" W x 2 1/2" D.