Object Title

Part of a gorget

Part of a gorget



Object Number



Purchased Fenton. Ex Sotheby's 1946.

Physical Description

Consits of the rear plate and one neck lame. The main plate has a scalloped edge and the whole is etched with a design of scrollwork and flowers involving amorini, insects and snails and three blank shields surmounted by Royal crowns. Traces of gilding remain.


Weight: kg ( 1 lb 3 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks



Places Flanders

Bibliographic References

S.W. Pyhrr, 'The 'Master of the Snails and Dragonflies' revisited', H. Nickle & S.W. Pyhrr (ed) Arms Armour and Heraldry: essays in honour of Anita Reinhard, New York 1981 fig.10-11.

S Pyhrr and T Richardson, 'The 'Master of the Snails and Dragonflies' identified' Journal of the Arms and Armour Society XIV.6, 1994: 329-63, fig. 5


cf.III.1692 ex-Mann, III.1218 1220, IV.569.
Sotheby 26.10. 1945 Lot 106. Sold by Streatfield through C.G. Walter, bought by Fentons for TOL- See MS note by J.G. Mann in sale catalogue.