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Shoulder knots (pair) in storage box

Object Number: 
1948.145a-c
Date: 
ca. 1898
Medium: 
Metal, textile, paint
Dimensions: 
Each (shoulder knot): 7 1/8 x 4 1/8 x 1 3/4 in. (18.1 x 10.5 x 4.4 cm) Box: 4 x 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 in. ( 10.2 x 21 x 14 cm
Marks: 
in relief: on metal plate affixed to center of lid: "H. V. ALLIEN & Co. / NEW YORK." stamped: on fasteners: "HENRY V. ALLIEN & Co. / NEW YORK" in relief: on insigia at center of pad: "DROIT ET AVANT"
Description: 
Pair of lieutenant colonel's shoulder knots with black pad with gilded metal insignia of the Inspector General's Department (sword and fasces, crossed and wreathed) between a pair of gold embroidered oak leaves; heavy gold braid, bordering pad and interlaced on strap; gilded metal button with shield-breasted eagle surrounded by stars; brass strap fastener; rectangular black painted metal storage box with hinged, flat-topped lid.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, these shoulder knots belonged to George Creighton Webb (1854-1948). Webb was commissioned colonel during the Spanish-American War.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Jorge R. André
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group