A George III presentation Plaque
By PHIPPS & ROBINSON
A George III presentation Plaque, Phipps and Robinson, London circa 1786, engraved with an angel blowing a horn beside the inscription 'Success to Brodies Manufactory', the centre further engraved with a monogram 'R.L' in script for 'Rolls Liberty', between 3 legal scrolls, below with 'The Gift of the Rolls Liberty Inhabitants for extinguishing the fire on 24th June 1786 in Symonds Inn. The reverse of the plaque engraved 'John Parkis, Samuel Osman, Overseers 1786.'
Dimensions: 14cm long [with chain 25.3cm.] x 12.1 cm maximum width. Depth of plaque 0.10cm. Weight overall: 137.40gms.
[See 'Research' page for notes on Alexander Brodie, iron founder of Carey Street, and further details of the fire in Symonds Inn].
London England, c. 1786
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