Pair of American Patriotic bas relief composition plaques, possibly from the 1893 Columbian Exposition. 1st item: Shield shaped plaque decorated with relief molded foliate scroll border, surrounding scenes from the journey of Christopher Columbus, along with emblematic mythological figures (one seated atop a buffalo, the other atop a cow). Hallmarks typically associated with those on English silver, lower left, suggest this design may have been molded from an original silver plaque. 31 3/4'' H x 23 1/2'' W. 2nd item: Smaller bas relief composition plaque depicting a male figure, possibly Christopher Columbus, enclosed in a circle with laurel leaves, eagle, and flag. 7 1/2'' H x 6 1/2'' W. Both late 19th to early 20th century. CONDITION: A few minor abrasions and scattered whitish residue, overall very good condition.
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