Featured Odd brass silhouette shield plaque thingy!

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by KSW, Mar 11, 2021.

  1. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    This curio has been sitting in my ‘I don’t have a clue’ pile waiting for identification.
    I’ve googled but haven’t come up with anything similar.
    Any clues please would be great!
    When were these ‘a thing’? Has it come off something else or a stand alone curio?
    Thanks for looking :)
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  2. i need help

    i need help Moderator Moderator

    Strange, so it’s like an inlay?
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  3. sabre123

    sabre123 Well-Known Member

  4. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    I thought it looked like a diver too but thought it was my eyes. Or a knight?
    It’s a different type of metal sitting in the cut out. It’s really odd.
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  5. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    I think it's supposed to be a knight, but it looks like a hard hat diver for sure. Dollars to donuts if you sold it the buyer would be more likely to have a connection to diving than knighthood!
  6. Roaring20s

    Roaring20s Well-Known Member

    I see a possible firefighters connection in the protection on the crown and back of neck. The breathing apparatus that I've google does not jive with my speculation.

    It's a nice mystery.

    Last edited: Mar 11, 2021
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  7. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    I think it's meant for a plumed jousting helmet along these lines:


    But not as fancy as these:
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  8. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    :hilarious::hilarious: MOS those are awesome!. Imagine trying to gallop into battle wearing that on your head. Top right should have little fountains and bottom right birds nests.
  9. SBSVC

    SBSVC Well-Known Member

    The resident "military expert" (DH) says it looks to be a depiction of a US Navy Mark V Diving Helmet.

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  10. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    I keep seeing Olive Oyl.
  11. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

  12. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    ya beat me to it ..great minds etc ...

  13. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    Looks to me (if you expand the image) that the shape was cut rather unevenly out of a piece of brass and then brazed (am probably NOT using that term right!) onto the shield shape along the edges! Maybe someone was trying to make a fun piece?? Is there writing or printing on the edge of that shield??? And, @KSW, if you gave a size, I didn’t see it, or missed it.....
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  14. i need help

    i need help Moderator Moderator

    Last photo is next to a ruler, 4-5 cm.
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  15. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    Tx, @i need help! Apparently, I’m still blind!!!!:happy:
  16. i need help

    i need help Moderator Moderator

    It’s easy to miss, it’s clear. :)
  17. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    The darker metal that makes up the picture seems separate from the surround. Two pieces stamped out and then one slotted inside the other. No writing I can see.
    Sorry about the clear ruler I couldn’t locate the metal one!.
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