Flagstaff Ornament

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Cast flagstaff ornament consisting of a tripartite finial, central ball, and tapered conical socket with spool-shaped top; three parts screw together. Fleur-de-lis-shaped finial features a pierced diamond or lozenge above two crescents pierced with a star at center flanked by circles and drops. Ball seamed horizontally; socket seamed vertically. No marks.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1810
place used
United States: District of Columbia
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
overall: 2 1/2 in x 7 1/2 in x 14 3/8 in; 6.35 cm x 19.05 cm x 36.5125 cm
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Data Source
National Museum of American History