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Victorian Antique Silver Gilt Clan Badge with STERRY Crest

Stock No. 8736
£380.00
Victorian antique silver gilt clan badge with STERRY crest.
Barkingside, Essex. Circa 1870-1890.

It was the 'done thing' for a landed family of England to rent an estate for the 'season' in Scotland, following Queen Victoria's tradition of spending six to twelve weeks in the summer enjoying recreational pursuits including hunting, fishing and shooting.
These clan badges would have been worn by anyone with the family name and are now quite rare.

Part of the Sterry estate in Barkingside still exists under local authority ownership.

Motto: 'TRUE TO THE LAST'

The crest is well recorded in Fairbairn's Book of Crests and other reference books as two separate crests - one a sword bent at 45 degrees, the other a fir tree. These two versions are incorporated in the above crest.

Length: 2.5 inches (6.35 cms)
Width: 2.2 inches (5.59 cms)
Weight: 1.18 troy ounces (36.7 grams)
Silver Gilt
Very good

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