This fabulous bronze plaque was manufactured by the famous and prolific foundry of Bradley and Hubbard. They began their business in the mid 19th Century and were operational until they were bought out in 1940. They are known for their cast iron and bronze objects, such as book ends, letter holders, etc. This one is marked B&H in a circle and has the numbers 2142 and 2143 incised on the back.
These plaques were done in both painted and unpainted versions. This one is unpainted. It shows a Colonial period couple sitting in a garden under a large tree. He is dressed with a tri-corned hat and what looks like a uniform - perhaps Revolutionary War. She has on clothing from that period. There is a statue in the background. I believe it dates to circa 1900, when all things common to the Colonial period were in vogue.
There is a pretty frame surrounding the plaque, also of bronze, with a gold paint or wash over it. It has scroll designs.
The plaque with the frame measures 9" by 7". It is quite heavy, weighing close to 3 pounds. It is in fine antique condition and would look great in any décor.
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