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Lot 0081
Vintage Bronze Tone Souvenir Bookends from "The Stevens" Hotel

each depicting two boys and a fish, the reverse reading "Souvenir / Formal Opening / The Stevens / The World's Greatest Hotel / Chicago / May 2nd, 1927," marked "F. C. Hibbard / © 1927."
6.25 in.
These bookends are modeled after a large fountain designed by Frederick Cleveland Hibbard, a noted Chicago sculptor. The bookends were a gift to the female guests at the hotel's grand opening, while an ashtray of a young boy with dolphin were given to the male guests. The Steven's Hotel was the largest hotel in the world when it opened in 1927.

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Condition

Good estate condition - minor nicks to edges.

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Vintage Bronze Tone Souvenir Bookends from "The

Estimate $25 - $25,000Dec 15, 2018