A 1945 dated Bedi Rossi Deluxe Iwo Jima Cast Metal Statue Mounted on Marble Base
Lot 168
A cast metal deluxe Iwo Jima Flag Raising Statue
dated 1945 Length 10 in., width 5 in. height 10 in. 2
Sold for US$ 16,250 inc. premium

Lot Details
A 1945 Bedi Rossi Iwo Jima Cast Metal Statue with original color flier
A cast metal deluxe Iwo Jima Flag Raising Statue
[New York]
dated 1945
Cast metal statue of the Iwo Jima Monument, the side lettered 'The Flag raising on Iwo Jima' with 'copyright de Weldon 1945', the statue mounted on a marble base with a hole at one end and light fitting inside to illuminate the base. Some small cracks to the base.; together with a Bedi-Rassy foundry Flag Raising bronzed metal model (with flag), dated 1955, the cast metal statue on a low marble base.
Length 10 in., width 5 in. height 10 in. (2)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The War Museum

    Both of these statues were cast to raise money for the 1954 Arlington Marine Corps Memorial, and sold as souvenirs. Bedi-Rassy was the New York foundry that took 3 years to cast the Arlington Memorial in bronze. The bases of the statues are fashioned differently but the 1945 statue is probably by Bedi-Rassy as well. Included in the lot is the original color flyer that went with the Bedi-Rassy Iwo Jima models.
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