A Petition for Scottish Arms

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A Petition for Scottish Arms

Postby Martin Goldstraw » 15 Jan 2013, 16:51

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Many of you will know that I am a Director of The Armorial Register Ltd but you may not be aware that we have decided to petition for our own armorial bearings. You can read all about it in our latest newsletter:

http://www.armorial-register.com/monthly/newsletter-4-1-2012.pdf

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Re: A Petition for Scottish Arms

Postby steven harris » 16 Jan 2013, 02:19

I like the AR's arms, but I think that the lion in the crest should be holding up the globe, rather than "embracing" it as he is. Perhaps that just my preferences.
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Re: A Petition for Scottish Arms

Postby J Duncan of Sketraw » 04 Jun 2013, 10:42

The Armorial Register's arms granted by The Lord Lyon King of Arms Scotland, rendition by Ljubodrag Grujic


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Re: A Petition for Scottish Arms

Postby Ryan Shuflin » 04 Jun 2013, 21:48

I especially like how he drew the lion's head

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Re: A Petition for Scottish Arms

Postby Ton de Witte » 05 Jun 2013, 08:44

very nice picture
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Re: A Petition for Scottish Arms

Postby Martin Goldstraw » 03 Jan 2014, 19:38

Well, it arrived today and it was well worth the wait.

The Armorial Register Limited Grant of Arms from the Lord Lyon - Artist: David Allan.

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Re: A Petition for Scottish Arms

Postby Arthur Radburn » 04 Jan 2014, 15:01

It's certainly splendid. I see the artist has pierced the escutcheons and threaded the chains through them, as it were, rather than having the escutcheons resting on the chain, as in earlier renditions.
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Re: A Petition for Scottish Arms

Postby Ljubodrag Grujic » 06 Jan 2014, 18:08

The shield solution is very clever when it comes to the size of the escutcheons; as to the "piercing" of the escutcheons by a chain, it's an artistic license and a welcomed precedence. I would not have dared do it myself. When you read the blazon, it looks quite a logical solution, actually.

Does anyone know of some earlier examples?
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Re: A Petition for Scottish Arms

Postby Martin Goldstraw » 07 Jan 2014, 09:19

The directors of the Armorial Register are rather pleased with the linking effect and we too are kicking ourselves that we didn't think of it. It is an added bonus and gives the orle the look of a chain of office.
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Re: A Petition for Scottish Arms

Postby Jeremy Kudlick » 07 Jan 2014, 09:45

Well, the official blazon IS "within a orle of chains Or linking eight eschutcheons Argent" after all. :)
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