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Mirror knobs (pair)

Mirror knobs (pair)
Title
Mirror knobs (pair)
Date 
1798-1800
Medium 
Metal, enamel
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 x 2 in. ( 7.6 x 5.1 cm )
Description 
Pair of "Battersea" enamel knobs with circular faces; each with painted enamel center decorated with British ship and lettering: "ADMIRAL NELSON/VANGUARD/74 GUNS/Augst. 1 1798"; enamel set into circular stamped brass face with beaded edges; turned post with threaded screw at end.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Object Number 
1941.934ab
Marks 
painted: on both knobs: "ADMIRAL NELSON/VANGUARD/74 GUNS/Augst. 1 1798"
Gallery Label 
The "Vanguard" was Admiral Horatio Nelson's (1758-1805) flagship in the Battle of the Hill, August 1st, 1798.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group