Brass Key to the Bastille

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Second to the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia as a symbol of freedom, the Key to the Bastille was presented to George Washington by the Marquis de Lafayette in 1790 with the following poignant words..."Give me leave, my dear General, to present you with the main key to the Bastille...the fortress of despotism. It is a tribute which I owe as a son to my adoptive father, as an aid de camp to my general, as a missionary of liberty to its patriarch." The original Bastille key is made of iron and hangs in a glass case in the central hall of Mount Vernon, George Washington's plantation on the Potomac River. As an executive gift, paperweight or decorative accessory, the Key to the Bastille is an historic piece hand cast in solid brass as a remembrance of those ideals that have made our country great.

Measures 7" x 3.5". Weighs 1.50 lbs. Exclusively from Jefferson Brass. Volume discounts start at quantity 10. Please call Customer Service at 877.822.7277 for individual quotes.

Because of the handcrafted workmanship of each piece, you may occasionally be able to discern very small inclusions, imperfections, and even slight size variations. This is to be expected, and we ask that you understand that they are an inherent part of the manufacturing process. Our products are solid brass, and we believe they are the best that can be made today. They sell themselves...just pick one up. Feeling is believing! If you receive one that has a slight discoloration, it is not a defect. It has travelled over 8,000 miles from the factory to our warehouse. Use a metal polish, such as Brasso or Wenol, to correct any discoloration.