Mirror knobs (pair)

Mirror knobs (pair)
Mirror knobs (pair)
Mirror knobs (pair)
Title
Mirror knobs (pair)
Date 
ca. 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 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
Object Number 
1941.930ab
Marks 
painted: below bust: "Genl. Washington"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group