Front: Center panel with incised, asymmetrical lettering, painted gold, that reads, possibly: “H I R / j. u [i t?]. Beneath this is a painted/marblized circle with an incised dot at center. Incised dots at four corners of center panel. Painted/marblized borders.
Rear: Center panel with an incised and painted central circle containing an incised and painted Luther’s Seal, the symbol of the Lutheran Church (white rose with a red heart and black cross at its center). Incised dots at four corners of center panel. Painted/marblized borders.
Spine: Curved and polished.
Foredge: Coved, painted gold
From a collection assembled thirty years ago by Phyllis Baker, an antique dealer in Wilmington, Delaware.
- Dateca. 1900
- MediumSlate, black; w/paint
- Dimensions (inches)5 x 3 7/8 x 1