Eagle plaques (2)

Object Number: 
1952.75a
Date: 
ca. 1855
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 3/4 × 7 1/2 in. (14.6 × 19.1 cm)
Marks: 
cast: on obverse in relief: "VALENTINE & BUTLER/MARCH 2TH/1855/ALUM. PATENT" on both
Description: 
One of two matching plaques, each with eagle-craned neck, spread wings, head in profile, over plaques with raised inscription cast in relief brass.
Gallery Label: 
These plaques were probably used as decorations on a safe.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Maude Eunice Willand
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group