Dexter Gate is a familiar landmark to all Harvard graduates. Harvard University was established in 1636 and is one of America’s earliest educational institutions after being set up by the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. On the face of its lintel is carved ‘Enter to grow in wisdom and on the reverse, depart to serve mankind’.
Harvard University Dexter Gate
All models are hand-made in England from stone quarried in Leicestershire. A master is first made, followed by the production of a slave mould. Each model is then cast one at a time, transferred to the workbench where it is sanded, fettled, sealed and filled. Where appropriate, brass, white metal, wash-work and glass are added one stage at a time. Finally, felts are hand cut and applied, and the work of art labelled. No laser cuts or computers allowed to compromise the feel of the original.
Dimensions: 7"w x 9.75"h x 2.5"d