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Arms of guilds

Reference code
MSS/0390
Title
Arms of guilds
Date
c. 1847-68
Level of description
Item
Extent and format
ff.iii + 29. Folio. Red leather spine, with marbled boards (as MSS/0389). Circular bookplate of Alfred William Morant, FSA, fol. i.
Scope and content
Tracings by Alfred William Morant, FSA, of:-

(1) The banners of the trade guilds (fols. 1-5) and goldsmiths of France (fols. 6-10), and their marks (poinçons; fols. 11-12). From Paul Lacroix, Le Moyen Age et la Rennaissance, III (1850), Corporations et Métiers, xv verso-xxi, xxiii-viii, Les Orfèvres, xxxii-vii. fols. 1-12;-

(2) The arms of the guilds of Ghent, Brussels, Liege, Bruges, Tournais, Ypres. From F.de Vigne, Recherches Historiques ... sur les Costumes civils at militaires des Gildes et des Corporations de Métiers (2 vols., Ghent, 1847). fols. 13-20;-

(3) Arms of the guilds of Antwerp. fol. 21;-

(4) Printed plate of seals of the guilds of Bruges from a document of 1356 in the City Archives (reproduced for Le Moyen Age, Sigillographie, Pl.v). fol. 22;-

(5) MS notes on the arms of the Edinburgh companies. fols. 27-8v;-

(6) Cutting from the Paisley and Renfrewshire Gazette, 30 May 1868, reporting the procession of trade societies of Paisley at the inauguration of Fountain Gardens. fol. 29.
Creator
Morant, Alfred William (1828-1881), engineer, surveyor and antiquary
Previous reference number(s)
SAL/MS/390
Archival history
Acquired by Sir A. W. Franks at Morant's sale, Puttick and Simpson, 24 May 1882, lot 1399. No.'16', in pencil, fol. iii.