Mirror knobs (pair)
Overall: 3 x 2 in. ( 7.6 x 5.1 cm )
painted: below eagle: "SUBLIMI VIRTICE SIDERAFERIAM"
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.
These "Battersea" enamel knobs were made to commemorate the entry of Vermont, the 14th state, into the Union in 1791.
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
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