Up for auction is a pair of ceramic/porcelain LION OF LUCERNE bookends in a bronze finish which were part of an Estate Sale. The Lion of Lucerne is a historical monument in Lucerne , Switzerland which commemorates the over 700 Swiss Guard who died in the French Revolution. Many of the upper-class European travelers who participated in the âeoeGrand Tourâe in the 1800âe(tm)s included visiting the Lion of Lucerne Monument as part of their educational tour. Many would bring home a set of Lion of Lucerne bookends or statues to remember the historical reference of the Lion. To date, the Lion of Lucerne is a collectorâe(tm)s item in various forms. It would make a great addition to any collector of historical or military memorabilia.

This is a beautiful pair in good condition with a nice hammered bronze finish. Carved below the Lion are the words: âeoe HELVETIORUM FIDEI AC VIRTUTIâe - âeoeTo the Loyalty and Courage of the Swissâe . T are a couple of small chips on the bottom, but not very noticeable when the pair are displayed.

Measurement: 8 ¾âe L x 6âe H x 3âe W

Weight: 3 ½ lbs. each!

*The Grand Tour was an upper-class European travel itinerary that flourished from about 1660 until the arrival of mass rail transit in the 1840s. The Grand Tour served
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