Pair of 19th C. Hand-colored Reward of Merits with Birds

Regular price $20.00

I would like to live in a world where handing out lovely rewards of merit for punctuality and good conduct and the like were de rigueur--and so I try to to pick up particularly nice examples when I come across them! I like these two as a pair for the array of birds represented--an owl and what looks to me like some bird of a prey on the top one, and an eagle on the other. Both hand-colored, both dating to the mid-19th c I believe, and both presented many many years ago to meritorious students!

Owl: 4 x 2 1/2”.  Eagle: 4 1/2 x 3. Both in good condition. Sold as a piar.