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by nobilityhouse
Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: H.M.S Rochester
Replies: 4
Views: 3070

Re: H.M.S Rochester

The city of Rochester arms have a lion passant or in chief and a mural crown. The Rochester arms are unusual for the inclusion of a letter of the alphabet. The lion recalls that Rochester was originally a royal borough. The arms for the ship, without the lion and with a naval crown are taken in hono...
by nobilityhouse
Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: War Of 1812 Admiral Cockburn?
Replies: 4
Views: 2381

Re: War Of 1812 Admiral Cockburn?

What is a "Crowned Jester symbol" ?
by nobilityhouse
Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Need help in id'ing the crest
Replies: 5
Views: 2635

Re: Need help in id'ing the crest

On the viewer's left is the husband VYNER. On the viewer's left is the wife CARTER. (The dog is called a talbot). Eleanor, the widow of Anderson and the daughter of Thomas Carter, of Bassavern, in Denbighshire, Esq. remarried on 5 May 1761, Robert Vyner, of Gautby, in Lincolnshire, Esq. Her son by h...
by nobilityhouse
Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:10 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Crest on 1814 Eley/Fearn spoon
Replies: 2
Views: 3895

Re: Crest on 1814 Eley/Fearn spoon

It looks to be for HERBERT, earls of Powis (and Viscount Clive.) Kind regards.
by nobilityhouse
Thu Dec 29, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Any info on this family crest please?
Replies: 3
Views: 2172

Re: Any info on this family crest please?

Lovely candlesticks. On the viewer's left the quartered arms of COGAN and BLACKBURN (Argent a fess nebuly between three mullets sable) can be seen. On the viewer's right are the arms of NANGLE (Azure, three lozenges in fess or.) A casual Google Search for Cogan and Nangle bring up Irish families. Th...
by nobilityhouse
Sun Sep 18, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: 6 George Adams salt spoons w/crown engraved on top
Replies: 18
Views: 5411

Re: 6 George Adams salt spoons w/crown engraved on top

The Art of Heraldry (1904) and The British Herald (1830) both remind us that a viscount has a coronet of nine pearls.
by nobilityhouse
Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: London Fork, 1837. Is the mark on the back a family crest?
Replies: 4
Views: 1950

Re: London Fork, 1837. Is the mark on the back a family crest?

The British Herald, or Cabinet of Armorial Bearings etc by Thomas Robson (1830) gives only one family by name of DOHTIG. It is a very old Saxon name which means valiant or strong. I could not find anything about the family. The name is now seen as Doughty. The crest was blazoned as a dexter arm, ves...
by nobilityhouse
Sat Apr 09, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Safe Earl association?
Replies: 1
Views: 1166

Re: Safe Earl association?

I would identify them exactly as you have. Nice collection. Kind regards.
by nobilityhouse
Sat Apr 02, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Anthony Nelme paten
Replies: 3
Views: 1468

Re: Anthony Nelme paten

Yes, I agree with you. I think you've got a strong argument. Cheers.
by nobilityhouse
Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Anthony Nelme paten
Replies: 3
Views: 1468

Re: Anthony Nelme paten

This is a coat of arms; a crest is the decoration that goes on top. These arms are not showing a crest. They appear to be for a member of the NORTH family. Because it is in the shape of a lozenge, we know it belongs to a lady. We can see the field is blue but the tinctures for the lion and fleur de ...
by nobilityhouse
Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Help with crest please
Replies: 2
Views: 1522

Re: Help with crest please

The crest is an eagle displayed. It could also be blazoned as an eagle with wings displayed and elevated. Eagles are popular and this can be found as a crest for one of the branches of the Moseley family, and one of the Williams family, and quite a few branches of the Browne family. There may be oth...
by nobilityhouse
Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: Coin Silversmiths ~ American pre-1860
Topic: Help with Gorham coin mark.
Replies: 10
Views: 10775

Re: Help with Gorham coin mark.

I've just acquired my first, what I believe to be, Gorham coin silver open salt. So naturally I came to this page wanting to know more about the marks. After reading through the posts, I can only say that the owner got an online appraisal and not an in-person silver test. It must be done scientifica...
by nobilityhouse
Thu Dec 31, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: crown on silver french pot
Replies: 11
Views: 4327

Re: crown on silver french pot

Thank you. Could not have done it without Google Translate from the French blogs. Happy New Year everyone!
by nobilityhouse
Thu Dec 31, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: crown on silver french pot
Replies: 11
Views: 4327

Re: crown on silver french pot

Found it! The problem was thinking it was an anchor below the crown, but it is an L and it's reverse, as it is used as a cipher for artistic balance. The symbol is for the society known as ''Hospitalité Notre Dame de Lourdes" (Hospitality of Our Lady of Lourdes). It is a volunteer organization ...
by nobilityhouse
Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:19 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Garrards Georgian sterling chamberstick - date?
Replies: 9
Views: 2688

Re: Garrards Georgian sterling chamberstick - date?

Lovely item. The engraving is a crest, which is the top part of a coat of arms. It also shows the coronet of an earl. It seems to me that this is the crest of KEITH, the Earls of Kintore, in the peerage of Scotland. Kind regards.
by nobilityhouse
Wed Dec 30, 2015 3:42 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: crown on silver french pot
Replies: 11
Views: 4327

Re: crown on silver french pot

It is a souvenir of France. I have seen the same symbol on two different brooches and a napkin ring. Unfortunately, nobody knew what the initials stood for. I have not been able to solve the mystery, either. Kind regards.
by nobilityhouse
Thu Dec 10, 2015 12:30 am
Forum: Flatware Pattern Identification
Topic: Unknown Gorham pattern
Replies: 4
Views: 1554

Re: Unknown Gorham pattern

A multi-motif pattern means all the dinner forks have one pattern say with Hercules, all the salad forks have one pattern that is different from the dinner forks, say with a cherub. The teaspoons have their own pattern, etc. They harmonize because the rest of the design elements match. It is very co...
by nobilityhouse
Sat Nov 28, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Forbes Silver Co. Monogram
Replies: 2
Views: 1412

Re: Forbes Silver Co. Monogram

I see the letters D E T C in the script font similar to that used by Towle. I don't think the E is used as an ampersand because there is no vertical line through it. I think it is similar to the initials of Neil deGrasse Tyson, although his would start with a lower case, ie: deGT. Happy Thanksgiving!
by nobilityhouse
Thu Oct 29, 2015 5:18 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Monogram identification
Replies: 8
Views: 3043

Re: Monogram identification

I'm not sure this is a Latin (or Roman) alphabet. Then perhaps it would be TA ? I've tried some of the Cyrillic styles, but I'm not that familiar with them. Since this was made in Vienna (Wien) I've looked over a map and tried researching alphabets of neighboring countries, such as Hungary. I'm sorr...
by nobilityhouse
Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: Family Crests
Topic: Coat of Arms on English made 1794 Sterling Goblet
Replies: 2
Views: 2208

Re: Coat of Arms on English made 1794 Sterling Goblet

I’ve seen a set of goblets with this armorial in an auction by John Moran Auctioneers from the estate of Ernest A. Bryant III. They were listed as assayed at London, date letter B for 1797. Eight of the 12 had gold washed bowls. The engraving of the bear was even worse and gave it a bad swayback. Un...

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