I need your help on this recent acquisition, an ox eye (or college) cup by James Fraillon and assayed in 1720. The cup is 11 cms high and weighs 12 ozs.
My research indicates a possible attribution for the crest to the Duke of Bedford but this is based only on the 3 scallops in chief, I can find nothing that links this to the ermine and mullet in the lower part of the crest, of course it may also be that I fail to understand all of the heraldic terminology.
I have also found the the Duke of Bedford sponsored Huguenot silversmiths and James Fraillon was Huguenot, but any direct connection must at this point in time be purely speculative.
Any help would be appreciated.