• Hearts of Oak auction at Christies

    Sale 5982

    Hearts of Oak

    2 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 36

    A PAINTED WOOD COAT-OF-ARMS OF THE WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF BUTCHERS

    DATED 1585

    Price Realised  

    A PAINTED WOOD COAT-OF-ARMS OF THE WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF BUTCHERS
    DATED 1585
    The arms flanked by winged bulls and crested by a helmet and inscribed 'Bubiecifti fub. pedidiq. [sic] 1585' in a moulded ebonised wood frame
    28½ x 34½ in. (72 x 88 cm.) overall


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    The Worshipful Company of Butchers is one of the oldest Livery Companies of the City of London. The Arms of The Company were granted in 1540, the motto being - 'Omnia Subjecisti Sub Pedibus, Oves et Boves' - Thou hast put all things under his feet, all Sheep and Oxen. The Charter of Incorporation was granted by James I in 1605.

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