Monday, January 3, 2011

An Unexpected Christmas Gift!

This is a picture of a special Christmas gift from our friend Beth. This beautiful pewter figurine of the Matthew Fontaine Maury statue was sculpted and cast by R. Daniel Booton to commemorate the Centennial of Monument Avenue.  It is number 50 of the limited edition of 1000 numbered pieces. 

Dan Booton attended VMI and the University of Delaware.  He became a pewtersmith in 1975 and operated a custom casting house specializing in one of a kind limited edition sculptural pieces.  It is an amazingly detailed likeness of the Maury Monument, which is directly across the street from Maury Place at the intersection of Monument Avenue, Franklin Street, and Belmont Avenue.  Displayed behind the sculpture is a historic picture of the 1929 dedication of the Maury Monument. 

Mac Pence and Jeff Wells
your Richmond Virginia Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers at Maury Place at Monument