19th Century Collectible Victorian Lead British Royal Coat Arms Plaque
- 1 Rare Collectible Most Interesting Decorative Historic Small Antique 19th Century Victorian Lead British Royal Coat Of Arms Heraldic Plaque.
- Very decorative.
- Handmade from out of solid lead.
- What is surprising with its small size is that it is quite heavy weighing over 2kg.
- The main element of the Royal Arms is the shield which is divided into four quarters. The three lions symbolising England, occupy the first and fourth quarters. The Arms of Scotland, a lion rearing on its hind legs are in the second quarter, and the Arms of Ireland's golden harp with silver strings are in the third quarter.
- The lion and the unicorn supporting the shield represent England and Scotland respectively. They stand on a small frame called the compartment which incorporates the plant emblems of Scotland (thistle), Ireland (shamrock) and England (rose).
- The Compartment also has the sovereign's motto Dieu et mon droit ("God and my right"). Around the shield is a belt or strap with the motto Honi soit qui mal y pense ("Evil to him who evil thinks"), the symbol of the Order of the Garter. Above the shield is the gold barred helmet with the crest, a royal crown topped with a golden crowned lion.
- Circa 19th century Victorian era.
- Superb for the private collector, trade, gallery & interior design home decorater.
- Bought from a private seller
- Condition report.
- Offered in fine charming used worn condition having various grazes, scuffs in places commensurate with usage & old age.
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Dimensions in inches & centimetres approximate
7.08" High (18cm)
8.66" Width (22cm)
0.78 Depth thickness (2cm)