Saturday, August 20, 2011

You Can Find Heraldry Everywhere!

And sometimes, you don’t even need to leave your house to do it.

In a recent Sunday paper was a catalogue/flyer/insert for a retail company that sells a wide range of items for the house. And on page 4 was the following picture:

It’s a wall clock, 31" (79 cm) in diameter (Wow! That’s a big clock), that has a coat of arms prominently displayed in the center of its face (I’m not at all certain of the tinctures, but it appears to be Lozengy argent and ?, a bend ?). The crest appears to be something like a potted palm. I have no idea what the three crowns below the arms are supposed to mean; the center one with the arches is of a type that is normally reserved for royalty of one kind or another, and the crowns may bear no real relationship to the arms at all.

Still, it just goes to prove the point that I continue to make, that “You can find heraldry everywhere!”  Even delivered to your doorstep.

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