Firemark

Object Number: 
1924.55
Date: 
1760-1810
Medium: 
Metal, lead
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. ( 2.5 x 16.5 x 16.5 cm )
Marks: 
impressed: on plaque: "5 8 7 4 6 1/3"
Description: 
Metal firemark, plaque molded with a sun with full frontal face and rays in relief with large numbers impressed in rectangular reserve below.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this plaque was the insignia of the Sun Insurance Office, Ltd., London, which originated in 1710 and was still active in 1924. Each plaque was inscribed with a number to designate an insured house.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group