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Lot 62

Eisenhower, Dwight D. Two pieces of "bottoms-up" Art Deco barware owned and used by President Eisenhower. The large, pastel green jiggers hold approximately 4 ounces; each is 4¼ inches in height and 2 3/8 inches in diameter. An unclothed human figure, presumably female, is draped across each piece with the bottom facing upward, thus "bottoms up." When placed under a fluorescent light, the figures become vivid lime green. These figures are Art Deco collectibles. They were given to Ike's long-time valet, Sgt. John Moaney, by Mamie Eisenhower after the General's death in 1968. According to a note of provenance given by Moaney's wife on a white card imprinted with a blue Presidential Seal and "The White House / Washington," "The President's 'bottoms-up' glasses were used by him and his guests more for a laugh than any other reason.…"
Estimated Value $300 - 400.

Realized $690

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