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Title Bronze armorial shield, Manor of Tyburn
Nationality British
Period late 17th century
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The arms on this fine shield (approx. 25 cms down) relate to the river Tyburn and the lilies and rose to the flowers that were supposedly found in the Virgin Mary's tomb when it was opened. There is an image of the Virgin Mary holding the Christ child at the top of the crest.

This was found on a salvage site in the London blitz c 1940 in the Marylebone area. 17th century armorial shields rarely appear on the market these days, many of them only to be found in churches or indeed on the gate posts of the houses of the original owners. This is a real piece of local London history.

The coat of arms is that of the Manor of Tyburn, held by the church until the Reformation and then sequestered by King Henry VIII as a royal hunting lodge, and later sold off, ending up with the Cavendish family in the 18th century. It was used in almost the same format to represent the borough of Marylebone (now absorbed into Paddington) in the early 20th century.

It is a lost wax casting with a dark bronze patina.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Ephemera : Bronzes : British : 17th Century]

testimonials

Just a note to confirm that the [helmet plate centre] has arrived safely. It is a superb piece. Thank you.

G S, UK, 19.07.2008

Yes, arrived safe and sound, very nice, and very interesting. Have a couple of friends in the States slavering over the pictures, one of them loves searching old lists, etc. If I can tie it down more definitely will let you know.

N R, UK, 19.10.2005

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