Sweet silver tone Victorian casket plate for Bertha M. Jeffrey who died at 10 months of age. The plate is not dated, but the style of stating the age in years and months is in line with the mid-to-late Victorian period. The plate is light, with ornate floral work at each end. It has been cleaned with silver polish but retains some scuffs and wear from its long, mysterious journey from then until now. The plate does have a slight wrinkle down the center where it may have been bent at one time. To enhance the lettering, I have wiped it with a dark glaze. This can be left on or removed by you, depending on your taste.
The plate is 6 inches by 4 inches and has the original holes for mounting. It is in very good condition for its age and would make a lovely addition to your collection. Please check out my shop for other casket plates.