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Probably from a heraldic device
Late 17th Century
Size: 32.5cm high – 12¾ ins high (each)
Nobility of birth was a virtue as was success in arms, and both were linked in the cult of chivalry which was supported by the Royal courts. Chivalry was closely associated with beliefs in Christian endeavour, and fighting on a crusade continued over a long period to represent the pinnacle of knightly courage and endurance.