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19th century Brass Royal Coat of Arms

19th century Brass Royal Coat of Arms

Price: SOLD
Ref: 10329

A particularly decorative and appealing, 19th century Royal Coat of Arms* made from cast brass.  The Victorian coat of arms is raised on an imposing stepped plinth and was designed as a chimney-piece ornament. An attractive and practical item which would also work well as a doorstop, remaining in excellent original condition.  Circa 1860-80.

* The shield is quartered, depicting in the first and fourth quarters the three passant guardant lions of England; in the second, the rampant lion and double tressure flory-counterflory of Scotland; and in the third, a harp for Ireland.   The crest  is a statant guardant lion wearing the imperial crown , himself on another representation of that crown. The dexter  supporter  is a likewise crowned English lion; the sinister, a Scottish unicorn . According to legend a free unicorn was considered a very dangerous beast; therefore the heraldic unicorn is chained,   as were both supporting unicorns in the Royal coat of arms of Scotland .  In the greenery below, a thistle Tudor Rose  and shamrock  are present, representing Scotland, England and Ireland respectively. The coat features both the motto  of English monarchs Dieu et mon droit  (God and my right), and the motto of the Order of the Garter Honi soit qui mal y pense  (shame upon him who thinks evil of it) on a representation of the Garter behind the shield.

Reference: Wikipedia

H: 27cm (10.6")   W: 30cm (11.8")   D: 8cm (3.1")

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