Mirror knobs (pair)

Object Number: 
1941.934a
Date: 
1798-1800
Medium: 
Metal, enamel
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 x 2 in. ( 7.6 x 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
painted: on both knobs: "ADMIRAL NELSON/VANGUARD/74 GUNS/Augst. 1 1798"
Description: 
One of a 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.
Gallery Label: 
The "Vanguard" was Admiral Horatio Nelson's (1758-1805) flagship in the Battle of the Hill, August 1st, 1798.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group