Livery badge

English (London)
about 1600–25
Marked by Unmarked

Object Place: Europe, London, England


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


Medium or Technique

Silver, parcel gilt and enameled

Not On View





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.


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