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2 January 2011

Not the whole Lovat?

Filed under: Heraldry,People,Query — Stephen J F Plowman @ 18:42
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I have been sent a copy of a book-plate by Peter Reynolds ( Peter Reynolds books) of a Daniel Frazer which was in a book published in 1846. The Arms of Fraser of Lovat but without the crowns in the 2nd & 3rd quarters:

Book plate of Daniel Frazer

11 September 2009

Heraldry on the BBC – Waking the Dead

Filed under: People,Places,Query — Stephen J F Plowman @ 14:38
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Whilst watching a recent episode of the BBC’s “Waking the Dead” I noticed some heraldic stained glass in one scene. Using the marvellous BBC iPlayer I managed to get this screenshot;


The story line has the location as a convent in Ireland. However, I dare say the BBC’s location budget puts the building a bit closer to London.

Now to identify the five sets of Arms and the building.

My start;

Window – L to R Blazon Armiger
1 Argent two bars wavy between three eagles displayed Azure .
2 . .
3 . .
4 Gules two chevron(el)s Argent .
5 Argent three mullets Azure within a bordure Sable .

A Dutch Seal?

Filed under: People,Query — Stephen J F Plowman @ 09:41
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A request for assistance from Mark Aronson, Chief Conservator of Paintings, at the Yale Center of British Art. One of the pictures on display in their current exhibition – Seascapes: Paintings and Watercolors from the U Collection is;


Adam Silo (ca. 1674–1772), Dutch shipping off the Low Countries, 18th century, oil on panel

On the back is a seal they would like help in identifying.


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