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Mirror knobs (pair)

Mirror knobs (pair)
Title
Mirror knobs (pair)
Date 
1791-1800
Medium 
Brass, enamel
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 x 2 in. ( 7.6 x 5.1 cm )
Description 
Pair of "Battersea" enamel knobs with circular faces; each with polychrome painted enamel center with American eagle in front of rising sun with Latin inscription "SUBLIMI VIRTICE SIDERA FERIAM" beneath; enamels set into stamped metal face with plain canted edges; turned post with threaded screw at end.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Object Number 
1941.931ab
Marks 
painted: below eagle: "SUBLIMI VIRTICE SIDERAFERIAM"
Gallery Label 
These "Battersea" enamel knobs were made to commemorate the entry of Vermont, the 14th state, into the Union in 1791.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group