This is a Commemorative Plate to honor the memory of that Great German Composer Richard Wagner. It is marked "Made in England" and "Solid Brass" on the back. Wagner's head is painted in a sort of Copper paint. This item has had a rough life, but despite that it still has a bit of it's mint lustre! THE BLACK RECTANGLE IS NOT ON THE PIECE. I PUT IT THERE WITH MY COMPUTER SO THAT YOU COULD FIND THE NAME WAGNER.