Friday, 15 July 2011

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Are you a mug if you get it wrong?

Some time ago the Cheshire Heraldry Society Programme Secretary approached me to ask if I could shed any light on the armorial bearings illustrated on a Chinese porcelain mug. Identified thus in David Sanctuary Howard’s book Chinese Armorial Porcelain:
1st Qtr identified as Kinsey
2nd Qtr attributed to Chardelow (of Spratling Norfolk)
3rd Qtr unknown
4th Qtr attributed to Grosvenor

This attribution is not correct.

Kinsey Armorial Chinese Porcelain Mug

I believe that the 2nd and third quarters are Birchels and the 4th quarter is Grosvenor (really Eaton).
I have expanded on this belief and given evidence to back it up in my talk entitled Squirrels and Chevrons.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Cheshire Heraldry article in The Heraldry Gazette

It is only a matter of weeks since I received my copy of The Heraldry Society's Heraldry Gazette and I notice that there is already an electronic copy on line for all to see. The latest copy has my article on "Orle vs Escutcheon Voided".

The Heraldry Gazette

Winnington and Leftwich arms.

Updates to The Kinderton Roll

I have finally got around to resizing the images prepared for the Vale Royal part of the site. This evening I have got as far as Sir Peers Dutton.

The Arms of Sir Peers Dutton

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