Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Bookplate Peter Sherston Esquire Lincolns Inn 1758

Newly acquired to the bookplate collection, this one caught my eye because it is an example of what I feel is the correct orientation for a buglehorn (as opposed to the Scots tradition which places horns the other way). To me, it makes sense that a bugle horn should face to the dexter because this is the default position for practically all charges and if one imagines the default position for a bugler blowing his horn as a charge then this is the way the horn would face.

Ex Libris Armorial Bookplate Peter Sherston Esquire Lincolns Inn 1758

Ex Libris Armorial Bookplate Peter Sherston Esquire Lincolns Inn 1758


Arms: Sable, a cinquefoil Or between three buglehorns Argent stringed of the second.


Mantling: Sable and Or.


Crest: On a wreath of the colours, a stag lodged reguardant Or, armed and hoofed Gules, charged on the shoulder with a cinquefoil Vert.


There is an entry for his descendant, Major Charles Davies Sherston J.P., in Fox Davies’ Armorial Families.

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