A SMALL COLLECTION OF ANTIQUE SILVER
AND OBJECTS OF VERTU
THE WHAT IS? SILVER DICTIONARY

COAT OF ARMS
CREST

Silverware is often decorated with heraldic motifs.
Coat of Arms is a heraldic emblem that shows the bearings of devices of a family or the branches of a family.
Usually it is engraved on the silverware, often on an escutcheon.


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The crest is a less expensive heraldic device inscribed in silverware to indicate ownership and may be common to more than one family.

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