A pair of  mid Victorian giltwood and gesso girandoles
Lot 43
A pair of mid Victorian giltwood and gesso girandoles
Sold for £8,125 (US$ 13,113) inc. premium

Lot Details
A pair of  mid Victorian giltwood and gesso girandoles A pair of  mid Victorian giltwood and gesso girandoles A pair of  mid Victorian giltwood and gesso girandoles A pair of  mid Victorian giltwood and gesso girandoles
A pair of mid Victorian giltwood and gesso girandoles
Each plate with serpentine edge enclosed by a bead-moulded border flanked by two pairs of three candlearms, with shell apron and oval Baronet's badge to the pediment bearing the crest of Nova Scotia and the motto "Fax Mentis Honestae Gloria" (Glory is the light of a Noble mind), 102cm wide x 211cm high.

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Allerton Park, Yorkshire

    The following in an extract from the website of The Standing Council of the Baronetage (www.baronetage.org)

    When Charles I erected the Baronetage of Scotland and Nova Scotia in 1625 there was a reluctance amongst suitable persons to purchase the honour, probably because 2000 marks, which was equivalent to £2000 in the money of that time, was considered to be extortionate. In order to popularise the new Baronetage Charles I gave its members the right to wear the badge of Nova Scotia around the neck suspended by an orange tawny ribbon. It consists of a silver shield with an azure saltire imposed upon it together with an inescutcheon of the Arms of Scotland. There is an Imperial Crown above the inescutcheon and the motto Fax mentis Honestae Gloria encircles the whole badge. This badge, continues to be worn by Scottish Nova Scotia baronets to this day.
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