GEORGE WASHINGTON - SEBASTIAN MASONIC FIGURINE

 Over 1,100 different Sebastian Miniatures were designed and produced by Prescott W. Baston from 1938 to the present. The great miniaturist died in 1984, and his son Prescott, Jr.(Woody) carried on the tradition of Sebastian "Folks in Little." All figurines were handcast and hand painted in New England. The statue of George Washington, as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, was designed by Thomas Ball(1819-1911) of Florence, Italy. The fifteen foot statue stood atop a 65 foot high monument located in Methuen, Mass from 1900 to 1959. The bronze statue of Washington was displayed at the Chicago World's Fair in 1893. The monument was commissioned by Edward F. Searles and was unveiled in Methuen on February 22, 1900. In 1959 it was sold to Forrest Lawn Memorial Park in California. The artist's model of Washington is possessed by John Hancock Lodge, A.F. & A.M. and is housed in the Masonic Temple in Methuen which was a gift of Edward Searles to the lodge in memory of his father, Jesse Gould Searles. The base measures 2" in diameter. It stands about 3-1/2" high. Washington is clad in his classic cloak and uniform. The color is off white. His facial characteristics are outstanding. WASHINGTON is inscribed in the front of the figurine. On the bottom, it has a brown tone label with the Sebastian trademark, 1996.  On the back of the figurine it has P.W. Baston Jr, and John Hancock Lodge A.F. & A.M. Very nice figurine that really captures the essence of Washington. Came with the original box. It also came with an information card. It is Sebastian #7929.

 

         

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