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Mirror knobs (pair)

Object Number: 
ca. 1800
Metal, enamel
Overall: 3 x 1 1/2 x 2 in. ( 7.6 x 3.8 x 5.1 cm )
painted: on (a): "Governeer (sic) Morris Esqr." painted: on (b): "G. Washington"
Pair of "Battersea" enamel knobs with oval faces; each with monochrome painted enamel center, (a) has portrait of Gouverneur Morris with his name above, (b) has portrait of George Washington with his name above; enamels set into stamped metal face wtih beaded edges; turned post with threaded screw at end.
Gallery Label: 
These "Battersea" enamel knobs feature portraits of Gouverneur Morris (1752-1816) and George Washington (1732-1799).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group