Mirror knobs (pair)

Object Number: 
1941.930a
Date: 
ca. 1800
Medium: 
Brass, enamel
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 x 2 in. ( 7.6 x 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
painted: below bust: "Genl. Washington"
Description: 
One of a pair of "Battersea" enamel knobs with circular faces; each with polychrome painted enamel center with bust meant to depict George Washington, with lettering below; enamels set into stamped metal face with molded edges; turned post with threaded screw at end. Slight variations in brass details: not originally a pair.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group