Post finial

Object Number: 
Z.2039
Date: 
ca. 1864
Medium: 
Wood, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 1/4 x 10 x 8 1/2 in. ( 31.1 x 25.4 x 21.6 cm )
Marks: 
relief/painted gold: on fire helmet frontpiece: "1" incised/painted gold: on fire helmet frontpiece: "MORRISANIA" and "1864"
Description: 
Carved wooden post finial in the form a fire helmet mounted atop a tapered cylindrical stand with domed base, the whole painted dark brown with gold accents; fire helmet frontpiece with raised, gold painted "1" superimposed on crossed hook and ladder at center, with "MORRISANIA" and "1864" inscribed above and below.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Exempt Firemen's Benevolent Fund Association of the 23rd & 24th Wards, 1933
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group