Ebay has another source of heraldic goods of interest I had previously overlooked, porcelain. A 18th century plate bearing the Arms of the Duke of Hamilton & Brandon has just been sold.
Arms: Quarterly, 1st and 4th grand quarters counter quartered 1st and 4th Gules three cinquefoils ermine (for HAMILTON) 2nd and 3rd Argent a lymphad Sable sails furled proper flagged Gules (for Earldom of Arran); 2nd and 3rd grand quarters Argent a man’s heart Gules ensigned with an imperial crown Or proper on a chief Azure three stars of the first (for DOUGLAS).
Crests: 1 On a ducal coronet an oak tree fructed and penetrated transversely in the main stem by a frame saw proper the frame Or (for HAMILTON), 2 On a chapeau Gules doubled ermine a salamander in flames proper (for DOUGLAS).
Supporters: Two antelopes Argent armed, unguled, ducally gorged and chained Or.
Mottoes: Through (for HAMILTON), Jamais arrière (‘Never behind’) (for DOUGLAS).
The Arms also display an escutcheon of pretense for Spencer;
Arms: Quarterly Argent and Gules in the 2nd and 3rd quarters a fret Or on a bend Sable three escallops of the first.
The most likely armiger is James Hamilton, 6th Duke of Hamilton & 3rd Duke of Brandon. In 1737 he married his third wife, Elizabeth Spencer, who was the daughter and coheir of Edward Spencer of Rendlesham, Suffolk.