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LORD MAYOR & SHERIFFS COMMITTEE TIPSTAFF 1865
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LORD MAYOR & SHERIFFS COMMITTEE TIPSTAFF 1865 #9709

A scarce and unusual presentation tipstaff, presented to Robert White Esq. The silver gilt un-hallmarked staff head embossed with the coat of arms of the City of London and the Lord Mayor & Sheriffs for the City of London in 1865-1866. The center section cast with the coat of arms of the City with the 2 Griffins, the center marked Guildhall 1865, the top coat of arms are of the Lord Mayor Sir Bejamin Samuel Phillips, the bottom arms are, on the left the arms are of Sills John Gibbons and on the right the arms of James Figgins, the collar is engraved "LORD MAYOR & SHERIFFS COMMITTEE. ROBERT WHITE Esq. 1865". Overall 5 inch by 2¼, on a 2½ inch black dowel.     #9709mo

The heraldry terms for the arms are as follows,

Sir Benjamin Phillips:(1811-1889) Arms: Paly of six Azure and Ermine a cheif Gules. Crest: Upon a mount Vert a squirrel sejant cracking a nut Or between on the dexter side of a trefoil slipped and on the sinister side a branch of hazel fructed and extending to the dexter charged on the shoulder with an acorn leafed and slipped proper. Motto: Ne TentesAut Perfice (Attempt not or accomplish)

City of London arms surmounted by the City Swordbearer's Muscovy Hat. Arms: Argent a cross in the first quarter of a sword erect point upwards Gules. Supporters: Two dragons wings expanded Argent charged on the wings with a cross Gules. Motto: Domine Dirige Nos. (Lord Direct Us)

Sills John Gibbons:(1809-1876) Arms: Dexter- Azure a lion rampant between three escallops Argent. Sinister- Vair on a bend engrailled gules three lions heads afrontee Or. (Crookes(for his wife Ann Crookes). Crest: Upon a chapeau Gules turned up Ermine an escarbuncle Or. Motto: Fido Deo Et Ipse (Faithful to God and Myself).

James Figgins:(1811-1884) Arms: Argent a tree growing out of a mount vert. Crest: A dexter arm holding a cross-crosslet fithy Gules. Motto: Esse Quam Videri (To be and to be seem to be).

I am grateful to Robert Harrison CStJ. for the heraldic details

£1,800.00

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