Eagle plaques (2)

Eagle plaques (2)
Title
Eagle plaques (2)
Date 
ca. 1855
Medium 
Brass
Dimensions 
a and b: 5 3/4 x 7 1/2 in. ( 14.6 x 19 cm )
Description 
Two matching plaques, each with eagle-craned neck, spread wings, head in profile, over plaques with raised inscription cast in relief brass.
Credit Line 
Gift of Miss Maude Eunice Willand
Object Number 
1952.75ab
Marks 
cast: on obverse in relief: "VALENTINE & BUTLER/MARCH 2TH/1855/ALUM. PATENT" on both
Gallery Label 
These plaques were probably used as decorations on a safe.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group