Plaster cast of Washington coat of arms

Object Number: 
Z.1414
Date: 
ca. 1880
Medium: 
Plaster
Dimensions: 
overall1: 1/4 x 5 5/8 x 3 3/4 in. ( 0.6 x 14.3 x 9.5 cm )
Marks: 
incised: in plaster on reverse: "WASHINGTON/SULGRAVE/1538" pencilled: on reverse: illegible name (donor's name?) and date "1882"
Description: 
Rectangular plaster cast of coat of arms from 1538 of Washington family of Sulgrave, Northamptonshire, England, ancestors of George Washington; arms consists of shield with three stars at top and two bands across middle.
Gallery Label: 
This coat of arms was used by George Washington's British ancestors who lived in Sulgrave, Northamptonshire, England.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group