Cast Bronze Heraldic Lion, the Crest of the Stirling Family
Cast Bronze Heraldic Lion, the Crest of the Stirling Family
Cast Bronze Heraldic Lion, the Crest of the Stirling Family
Cast Bronze Heraldic Lion, the Crest of the Stirling Family
Cast Bronze Heraldic Lion, the Crest of the Stirling Family

Cast Bronze Heraldic Lion, the Crest of the Stirling Family

18th century Scotland

Offered by Baggott Church Street Ltd

£6,950 gbp
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In the form of a lion passant, facing dexter, standing on a torse. The patination, condition, detail and quality all suggest the lion dates from the 18th century and is believed to be Scottish. Mounted upon a display board patinated and polished within D moulded borders and with a cast iron hanging bracket.
Height 22” (56cm) Width 25.5” (65cm)
One of two, offered individually.
Stock No. 1193
The lion is often used as a charge in heraldry, regarded as the king of the beasts and traditionally symbolising bravery, nobility, royalty, strength, stateliness, and valour.

LINEAGE
Sir George Stirling of Glorat, Stirlingshire, is recorded as using a crest emblazoned with a lion passant on a torse, created in 1666. Crest - A lion passant, gu. Motto - Semper fidelis.

Sir John Stirling of Glorat, received the honour of knighthood in 1430 and is said to have been armour-bearer to King James 1 of Scotland. He was also governor of Dumbarton Castle and Sheriff of the county of Dumbarton. Sir John obtained the lands of Glorat as a dowry with his wife, the daughter of the Laird of Galbraith and was succeeded by his son, William Stirling of Glorat, governor of Dumbarton Castle and sheriff of Dumbarton; from whom lineally descended Mungo Stirling, Esq. of Glorat, who was created a Baronet of Nova Scotia in 1666, and was succeeded by his son.
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1193
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