Rare piece designed by Alfred Taylor of Birmingham. The design lozenge pertains to design patent # 87148, filed by Alfred Taylor of Birmingham, in 1852. It is a commemorative piece in memory of the Duke of Wellington. The slide is styled with the Duke’s Coat of Arms, plus his birth year (1769) and death (1852). The finial is shaped as a bust of Wellington. A pic of the original design doc is attached.
Design lozenge for 1852