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Mirror knobs (pair)

Object Number: 
1941.931a
Date: 
1791-1800
Medium: 
Brass, enamel
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 x 2 in. ( 7.6 x 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
painted: below eagle: "SUBLIMI VIRTICE SIDERAFERIAM"
Description: 
One of a 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.
Gallery Label: 
These "Battersea" enamel knobs were made to commemorate the entry of Vermont, the 14th state, into the Union in 1791.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group