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engraved plate of book plate of John Ross Delafield

Object Number: 
INV.7859
Date: 
1870-1900
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 1/8 in. ( 14 x 11.4 x 0.3 cm )
Marks: 
intaglio (inverted): on obverse: "INSIGNIA FORTUNAE PARIA" (in banner) and "FREDERICK PRIME DELAFIELD"
Description: 
Rectangular metal printing plate; shield surmounted by bird with outstretched wings above banner with inscription etched at center, with "FREDERICK PRIME DELAFIELD" inscribed below; printing surface covered with brown chemical.
Gallery Label: 
This printing plate was used for making bookplates.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group