Rare Antique English Heraldic Armorial Trumpet Banner Coat of Arms
Sheriff of Norwich
Dating from 19th century 1868
Hand painted in oils on an red silk ground.
Bearing the Arms and Quarterings of Sir Robert John Harvey (1817 - 1870).
Of Crown Point Norwich. Impaling the Arms and Quarterings of his wife Lady Henrietta Augusta Lambart,
Granddaughter of The Earl of Carban.
Sir Robert Harvey was made Sheriff of Norwich in 1862 (which is the date of this banner), and a Baronet in 1868.
Two years later he took his own life on account of the Crown Bank failure.
NOTE The ceremony of nominating High Sheriffs for the English counties dates back to the reign of Edward II.
The appointment or 'pricking' is performed each year by the Sovereign who pricks the parchment to indicate the appointments.
The banners were usually held by the Sheriffs Livery or Footman on official and important occasions.
Antique condition with general signs of wear commensurate with age and use, please study all photographs.
Quite delicate , the oil paint has made fabric quite stiff a little like parchment. Should be kept flat and not folded.
Has been strengthened (bonded) at some time in the past to an antique hessian backing.
If I were to keep it for myself I would now protect it within a simple frame with UV glass / acrylic cover.
SIZE: Silk is 23.1/4 inches x 19.5 inches excluding the fringe which is 2 inches wide
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