Mirror Knob

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

ca. 1800

GUSN

GUSN-5407

Description

Circular mirror knob (presently used as a cloak pin) has enamel portrait on front; white ground with transfer print and hand-colored portrait of woman seen in profile; dark curly hair, white scarf, yellow dress; circular copper mount or lip; turned copper shaft terminates in screw ending.

Details

Descriptive Terms

hooks (fasteners)
mirrors
copper (metal)
enamel paint
hand coloring
transfer printing
figure- and animal-derived motifs
women (female humans)
Fastener, Curtain
Tieback
Knob, Tieback
Enamel
Copper
Woman
Transfer Printed
Hand Colored
Knob, Tieback

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

England

Dimensions

2 x 2.625 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.731

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