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Medieval 'Griffin' Quatrefoil Heraldic Horse Harness Pendant 028126

Medieval 'Griffin' Quatrefoil Heraldic Horse Harness Pendant
Bronze and enamel, 13 grams, 39 mm. 14th-15th century AD. A bronze heraldic horse harness pendant in quatrefoil form, griffin motif to face; integral loop for suspension. Fair condition, wear to motif. Provenance: ex Douglas Rose collection; London UK.

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Medieval 'Griffin' Quatrefoil Heraldic Horse Harness Pendant 028126
Medieval 'Lion Statant' Heraldic Mount 024887

Medieval 'Lion Statant' Heraldic Mount
Copper-alloy, 41.94 grams, 48.53 mm including stand.14th-15th century AD. A cast mount in the form of a lion. The figure is modelled facing with tail raised, forelegs and hindlegs straight. The surface is textured with punched-point detailing, the musculature of the shoulders and haunches emphasised with high-relief modelling, the ears and tail similar. To the reverse are three attachment lugs. Reference: cf. the lion belt-mount from London published in Egan, G. & Pritchard, F. Dress Accessories 1150-1450, London 2002 item 1287 and the lug-mounted belt fittings on p.201. Very fine condition with a custom-made display stand. Provenance: from an important London Mayfair collection, acquired in the 1990s.
£275.00

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Medieval 'Lion Statant' Heraldic Mount 024887
Medieval 'Hail Mary full of Grace' Heraldic Shield Pendant 024790

Superb Medieval 'Hail Mary full of Grace' Heraldic Shield Pendant
Gilt copper-alloy, 5.32 grams, 23.52 mm. Circa 13th-15th century AD. A cast copper-alloy disc mount, pierced for suspension. The central motif is a heater shield within a pelletted border surrounded by a Lombardic script legend 'AVEMARIAGRACIE' (Hail Mary full of Grace). The shield is decorated with a red enamelled cross, the arms (or a cross gules) associated with the Anglo-Irish Burgh family. Reference: cf. similar design of cup weight in Read, B. Metal Artefacts of Antiquity, vol.1, Langport, 2001 item 863. Extremely fine condition, gilding intact. Provenance: from an important London collection, acquired 1991 inventory no.91.225 / cat.602.
£1,450.00

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Medieval 'Hail Mary full of Grace' Heraldic Shield Pendant 024790
Medieval 'Pugh or Stuart Family' Heraldic Horse Harness Stud 018362

Medieval 'Pugh or Stuart Family' Heraldic Horse Harness Stud
Copper-alloy, 3.80 grams, 17.72 mm. Circa 13th-15th century AD. A cast copper-alloy stud in the form of a heater shield with attachment rivet to the rear. The face of the shield is differenced with gilt billets above and below, and emblazoned with a gilt lion passant on the enamel background. The lion passant is a prominent feature of many heraldic shields including those of the families of Pugh and Stuart. Reference: Foster, J. The Dictionary of Heraldry. Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees, reprinted London, 1989. Very fine condition. Provenance: from an old collection.

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Medieval 'Pugh or Stuart Family' Heraldic Horse Harness Stud 018362
Medieval 'Floral Cruciform' Mount 019809

Medieval 'Floral Cruciform' Mount
Copper-alloy, 11.04 grams, 41.87 mm. 12th-14th century AD. A lozengiform mount with an inset central panel bearing a floral design. Four elliptical arms radiate from a central blue-green enamel roundel; the horizontal ones meet the outer border at the widest points, the vertical ones meet the border where it respects the circular attachment holes. The outer zone comprises a red enamel quadrant surrounded by blue enamel fill. Reference: cf. enamelled mounts in Murawski, P. Benet's Artefacts of England and the United Kingdom, Ely, 2003, p.402 items M09-0124, 0125. Very fine condition. Provenance: found Tilbury, Essex, England.
£140.00

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Medieval 'Floral Cruciform' Mount 019809


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