Florida Gators Desktop Sculpture
ICON Artworks is proud to pay tribute to the beloved University of Florida mascot with our officially licensed FLORIDA GATORS Desktop Sculpture! A perfect gift for students, alumni, faculty, and fans alike! GO GATORS!!
Long before Florida's Gator-head became synonymous with college football greatness, the alligator was chosen as the University of Florida's mascot with the help of Austin Miller in 1908. He was from Gainesville, but was a law school student at the University of Virginia.
When his father, Phillip Miller, went to visit him at school, he wanted to buy some pennants and banners to sell at his store back home. The Yale bulldog and Princeton tiger were among the items available, as the story goes, but nothing resembling the University of Florida.
Austin Miller suggested an alligator since it was native to the state of Florida and no other school had an alligator mascot as its symbol yet. The rest is history.
- Created by acclaimed sculptor Tim Wolfe of ICON Artworks
- Handcrafted in Cast Pewter and Bronze Plated Cast Pewter
- The Florida Gators Desktop Sculpture stands at 6 inches in height (including base). Total Weight: 3.0 lbs.
- Each sculpture is mounted on a round, black Belgian marble base which can be customized or personalized with laser engraving to commemorate any event or achievement (e.g., Graduation). Click here to view custom engraving samples.
- Officially Licensed by the University of Florida and Learfield IMG College Licensing
- First Edition is individually numbered, limited to 1000
- Includes a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the Artist
- MADE IN USA
ICON Artworks Cast Pewter is handcrafted by our team of skilled artisans with an antique finish in the highest quality, lead-free Fine Pewter alloy used for sculpture. After platinum, gold, and silver, pewter is the fourth-most-precious metal in the world. Pewter has been used since the Bronze Age because of its lustrous silver finish, its malleability, durability, and its ability to capture incredibly fine detail. Pewter does not rust or deteriorate and can be enjoyed for generations.
PLEASE NOTE REGARDING ENGRAVING: To include engraving, select "Add Engraving" when placing your order and input your message at "Checkout." Custom graphics or logos can be incorporated. Email us at Contact@iconartworks.com with any questions you may have.
(Source notes: Florida Gators Mascot History)