Which animal is this?

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niceguy1
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Which animal is this?

Postby niceguy1 » Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:43 pm

HELLO

I was wondering which animal engraved on a set of forks by G W Shirtcliffe & Son Sheffield 1946 this might be? Is it a Kangaroo?

Thanks

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Re: Which animal is this?

Postby dognose » Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:09 pm

Hi Niceguy,

No, not a kangaroo, they are herbivores, so they would not hunt. I guess this is likely to be interpreted as being a greyhound seizing a hare.

Trev.

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Re: Which animal is this?

Postby niceguy1 » Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:26 pm

Thanks Trev & as usual you are right. I didn’t even realize there are two animals involved in this scene.

It might possibly be the heraldry of the Brisco/Briscoe family.

http://www.geocities.ws/noelcox/Brisco.htm


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