Colorful multi-dimensional enameled brass ornaments provide memories or gifts from Charleston and South Carolina.
The Battery – Features a horse drawn carriage in front of several homes on the battery. 3 ½” X 2”
Pineapple – The pineapple is the symbol for hospitality. In the 18th and early 19th century, it was customary for sea captains to display a fresh pineapple on a spike at the front gate of the home when they returned from voyages. The fresh fruit signaled to all that the owner was home and was welcoming guests. Some of the pineapple spikes on gates can still be found at homes in historic Charleston. In the mid 19th century, artists would carve gate finials to symbolize a pineapple, however as many stone carvers had not seen a pineapple, the works would more resemble a pine cone or acorn. 3 ¼” X 1 ¾”
South Carolina Christmas Palmetto Moon – The symbol of South Carolina, a holiday decorated palmetto tree and moon in a Christmas theme on the beach. 2 ½” X 3 1/8"
Sword Gate - The Sword Gate House on Legare St in Charleston is named for its unique gates which were originally installed in 1849. The sister set of Sword Gates adorn the main entrance to The Citadel.