Livery badge

English (London)
about 1600–25
Marked by Unmarked


Object Place: Europe, London, England

Dimensions

H. 7 cm (2 3/4 in.); W. 6.8 cm (2 11/16 in.); D. 1.2 cm (1/2 in.); Weight 19.8 gm (13 dwt)

Accession Number

1989.145

Medium or Technique

Silver, parcel gilt and enameled

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

The badge is in the form of the crest of Cholmondeley: on a wreath gold and gules a demi griffin sable (armed gold) holding a close helmet silver garnished gold. It is modeled in low relief with gilt and enameled tinctures. The badge is formed of a sheet, chased, embossed, cut, pierced, enameled, and gilt. Five loops of twisted round wire are soldered to the reverse. The badge is secured to a contemporary piece of wood with a leather lace.

Provenance

Purchased from Asprey, PLC, London, May 22, 1989, Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour