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Presentation plaque

Object Number: 
Z.3220
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Sawfish snout, paint, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 35 x 9 3/8 x 1 5/8 in. ( 88.9 x 23.8 x 4.1 cm )
Marks: 
painted: across snout: "TRUSTEES. / EXEMPT FIREMEN'S BENEVOLENT ASSN. / OF THE 23RD WARD N.Y. CITY."
Description: 
Presentation plaque of the 23rd Ward Exempt Firemen's Benevolent Association, painted on a sawfish snout with serrate teeth extending along both top and bottom edges; metal hook on right end, metal loop on left end.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group