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Trying to Identify Brass (Shako?) Plate. Thoughts?


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#1 zeeborg

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Posted 09 June 2019 - 05:58 AM

I recently picked this up at an estate.

A stamped brass plate about 9 1/4" long.

It has a large, prominent flower in the center with two eagles holding a banner that reads 'E Pluribus Unum' 

It in fair condition, with some deterioration of the brass in spots.

I'm assuming it is military...but might be something else entirely?

I just cannot find one online that's like this.

Can anyone identify it and it's age? plate.jpg



#2 hink441

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Posted 09 June 2019 - 06:06 AM

I don't know, but I immediately thought of South Carolina with that tree in the middle.

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Posted 09 June 2019 - 07:27 AM

Can you post a picture of the back?  Are there any screw posts or wire loops for attachment?



#4 Allan H.

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Posted 09 June 2019 - 08:16 AM

To me, this looks like the back plate of a CW era drawer pull. If it were for a shako, I would expect a lot of curve to it and no holes on the edges.

 

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Posted 09 June 2019 - 10:37 AM

Here are two pictures of the back. There is some curve to it.

I wasn't sure if the two holes on the ends could have been attachment points, but the dresser (or maybe trunk?) idea sounds plausible!

 

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#6 VMI88

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 04:39 AM

To me, this looks like the back plate of a CW era drawer pull. If it were for a shako, I would expect a lot of curve to it and no holes on the edges.

 

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Agreed.  I think this is either a drawer pull or similar type of decorative metal plate.  A shako badge would have some method of attachment, most likely brass wire loops for an older one.



#7 turmanator

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 05:02 AM

It seems a bit thick for a shako badge to me but I am far from knowledgeable about them.


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