A 19th C. fire plaque for Royal Insurance (est. Liverpool 1845.)
Insurance fire plaques were displayed on the front of buildings to signify that the proprieters had paid for insurance. Insurance companies would run local early fire brigades but would only help those that displayed an appropriate insurance plaque.
Made from thin pressed copper and bears the a crest of Royal Insurance with a crown above a liver bird.
Measures - 30cms x 25cms across.
Condition - With wear, patina and a hint of verdigiris. Has not been over-painted.