Solid Bronze Bust of Lenin on a Marble Plinth, circa 1950s-
Stands 10 ¾ " in overall height; the bronze bust is 5 ½ "
tall and 5 " wide at the shoulder. The marble base measures
4 ¼ " x 2 ¾ " at the bottom and is 4" in height. The entire
ensemble is incredibly heavy: it tips the scales at well
over 11 lb! The marble pedestal has factory-applied soft pad
at the bottom to protect the surface on which it stands.
The use of expensive materials such as solid bronze and
especially marble was highly uncommon at the time. The
"deluxe" version of Lenin's bust would be reserved for only
selected few high officials, and its presence in the office
undoubtedly was to send a message of just how important was
the present occupant of this office. It is perhaps ironic
but not surprising that the image of the creator of the
world's first "all men are equal" communist state was used
to telegraph class distinctions.
In excellent condition. The bust is completely free of the
usual dents, dings or scuffs. The bronze has acquired very
attractive even toning over the past decades, completely
free of significant blemishes or verdigris. The marble
plinth is likewise perfect.
If you want to impress visitors at your workplace with you
communist party credentials, this is certainly the bust to
get. (Please note however that we are not responsible for
possible issues with career advancement if your boss happens
to be not a fan.)
Please note, medal in our photo is for size reference.