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Vintage George Washington Bicentennial Bust Bookends, Circa 1932

Sale price$350.00

Presented is a set of vintage bookends, featuring the bust of George Washington. Crafted in 1932, the bookends commemorate the 200th anniversary of George Washington's birth. These head to shoulder likenesses celebrate the impressive legacy of our first President. Engraved along the base is the script "1732 Washington 1932." 

The bookend set is modeled after the famous 1785 Jean-Antoine Houdon clay bust of Washington. Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin commissioned the French artist to create a statue of George Washington, as ordered by the Governor of Virginia. Houdon visited Mount Vernon on October 2, 1785. During his weeks-long stay, he carefully observed Washington's movements and expressions, even making a plaster "life mask" of Washington’s face to accurately preserve every detail. Washington was then 53 years old. Before departing for France on October 17, Houdon presented a finished clay bust to Washington as a gift. George Washington kept the clay bust in his study, and many considered it his most accurate likeness.

CONDITION: 

Good condition overall. Light wear and oxidation to finish, small surface scratches from past use. Engraved along the base is the script "1732 Washington 1932." The back is stamped with "Authorized By Bicentennial Co. Houdon" in raised relief. 

Dimensions: 4 5/8" H x 3 3/8" W x 1 5/8" D.

Accompanied by our company's letter of authenticity.

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Vintage George Washington Bicentennial Bust Bookends, Circa 1932

Vintage George Washington Bicentennial Bust Bookends, Circa 1932

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1 Lake Avenue
Colorado Springs CO 80906
United States

7194716157
Vintage George Washington Bicentennial Bust Bookends, Circa 1932
Vintage George Washington Bicentennial Bust Bookends, Circa 1932 Sale price$350.00

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