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Heraldry

Heraldry is a system of visual identification that started in the Middle Ages to differentiate knights on the battle field. Every symbol in a heraldic design has meaning, hence a system of visual language developed around heraldry. The designs were meant to be impressive and seen at distance, so had large, contrasting features and colours.

As time went by, noble families wanted everyone to know how important they were. As most people could not read, heraldry was the perfect, visual way for them to brag of their accomplishments. So, heraldry started to be used away from the battle field. Noble families would use heraldry on ceremonial cloths, shields, banners, letterheads, tapestries and anywhere else it may be seen.

Antique prints of heraldry were made to record the symbols used, which heraldic design belonged to which noble family and to provide inspiration and reference for artists who wished to create new heraldry. The antique prints are eye-catching and fascinating and nowadays make great decorative pictures when framed.

25.2 x 16.3cm (10 x 6.5 inches). This antique engraving of heraldry was made in the 1840s by Thomas Jack. Heraldry is a system of visual identification - think of it as an early form of branding ! Noble families wanted everyone to know how important they were. As most people could not read, heraldry..
US$40.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches).Knight's Arm, Lion, Beetle, Eagle, Griffin, Wheat, Wolf, Eagle, Squirrel, Zeus, Deer Head and LeopardThis is an original sepia tinted steel engraving by Thomas Jack with illustrations that were used to create heraldic crests. Every symbol in a heraldic design has meanin..
US$60.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). Knight, Lion, Deer, Monkey, Deer Head, Tiger, Lion, Angle, Wolf, Eagle Head, Horse Head, Tiger This is an original sepia tinted steel engraving by Thomas Jack with illustrations that were used to create heraldic crests. Every symbol in a heraldic design has meaning, he..
US$60.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). Mermaid, Reaper, God, Paw, Swan, Claw, Lion, Eagle, Deer, God, Dog and Crown This is an original sepia tinted steel engraving by Thomas Jack with illustrations that were used to create heraldic crests. Every symbol in a heraldic design has meaning, hence a system of vi..
US$60.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). Phoenix, Lion, Swan, Deer Head, Dog, Heron, Bull, Tiger, Greyhound, Eagle Head, Fox and Eagle Head This is an original sepia tinted steel engraving by Thomas Jack with illustrations that were used to create heraldic crests. Every symbol in a heraldic design has meaning..
US$60.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). Deer, Pegasus, Fox, Eagle, Lion, Cockerel, Donkey, Boar, Dragon, Falcon, Tiger and Grouse This antique engraving of heraldry was made in the 1840s by Thomas Jack. Heraldry is a system of visual identification - think of it as an early form of branding ! Noble families ..
US$60.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). Dragon, Horse, Dragon, Elephant, Griffin, Dog Head, Turkey, Cockatrice, Phoenix, Griffin Head, Oak Tree and Heron Head This antique engraving of heraldry was made in the 1840s by Thomas Jack. Heraldry is a system of visual identification - think of it as an early form ..
US$60.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). Kingfisher, Arab Man, Finch, Deer Head, Rhinoceros, Peacock Head, Arm with Axe, Deer, Swan Head, Wolf, Ram and Pigeon This antique engraving of heraldry was made in the 1840s by Thomas Jack. Heraldry is a system of visual identification - think of it as an early form o..
US$60.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). Swallow, Knight on Horseback, Blackbird, Knight's Arm, Ram Head, Knight's Leg, Sea Monster, Ram, Dog Head, Greyhound, Leopard and Otter This antique engraving of heraldry was made in the 1840s by Thomas Jack. Heraldry is a system of visual identification - think of it ..
US$60.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). Leopard, Camel, Wolf, Eagle, Scottish Soldier, Woodcock, Pheasant, Lion, Fox, Greyhound, Lion and Snake This antique engraving of heraldry was made in the 1840s by Thomas Jack. Heraldry is a system of visual identification - think of it as an early form of branding ! N..
US$60.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). Owl, Eagle & Hare, Falcon, Bear's Claw, Phoenix, Eagle Claw, Eagle, Bear, Deer, Antelope Head, Ram and Cockerel This antique engraving of heraldry was made in the 1840s by Thomas Jack. Heraldry is a system of visual identification - think of it as an early form of bran..
US$60.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). Shell, Rabbit, Shell, Wings, Peacock, Eagle, Eagle & Heron, Porcupine, Lion, Heron, Ostrich and Horse Sea Creature This antique engraving of heraldry was made in the 1840s by Thomas Jack. Heraldry is a system of visual identification - think of it as an early form of b..
US$60.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). Knight's Arm, Church, Hand with Rose, Lion Head, Duck, Boar, Ship, Knight's Arm, Ship, Lobster, Serpent and Crab This antique engraving of heraldry was made in the 1840s by Thomas Jack. Heraldry is a system of visual identification - think of it as an early form of bra..
US$60.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). Arm and Sword, Bonfire, Griffin, Horn of Plenty, Skull, Snail, Ram's Head, Wolf, Dog, Giraffe, Bull's Head and Volcano This antique engraving of heraldry was made in the 1840s by Thomas Jack. Heraldry is a system of visual identification - think of it as an early form ..
US$60.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). Deer, Mastiff, Many-headed Dragon, Donkey, Feathers, Duck, Sun, Horse Head, World, Pineapple, Tree and Winged Ropes This antique engraving of heraldry was made in the 1840s by Thomas Jack. Heraldry is a system of visual identification - think of it as an early form of ..
US$60.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). Bear, Fish, Greyhound, Blackbird, Rhinoceros Head, Thrush, Tiger, Swan, Wolf, Bat, Turtle and Arms with Feathers This antique engraving of heraldry was made in the 1840s by Thomas Jack. Heraldry is a system of visual identification - think of it as an early form of bra..
US$60.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). Lion, Lion on a Crown, Lion, Merlion, Ship, Fish, Peacock, Soldier, Lion, Dove, Lady and Fox Head This antique engraving of heraldry was made in the 1840s by Thomas Jack. Heraldry is a system of visual identification - think of it as an early form of branding ! Noble f..
US$60.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). Griffin, Crocodile, Eagle, Duck, Eagle and Snake, Dragon, Monkey, Swan, Beaver, Ram, Boar and Dog This antique engraving of heraldry was made in the 1840s by Thomas Jack. Heraldry is a system of visual identification - think of it as an early form of branding ! Noble f..
US$60.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). Knight's Arm, Cougar Head, Mink, Dog, Double-headed Eagle, Sleeping Dog, Eagle, Tiger, Ship, Lion Paw, Swift and Wings This antique engraving of heraldry was made in the 1840s by Thomas Jack. Heraldry is a system of visual identification - think of it as an early form ..
US$60.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). The images include game birds, a squirrel and a beaver with the saying 'Skill surpasses strength' This antique engraving of heraldry was made in the 1840s by Thomas Jack. Heraldry is a system of visual identification - think of it as an early form of branding ! Noble f..
US$30.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). The images include deer, dogs and a setter with the saying 'Diligent and faithful' This antique engraving of heraldry was made in the 1840s by Thomas Jack. Heraldry is a system of visual identification - think of it as an early form of branding ! Noble families wanted ..
US$30.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). The images include Leda and the Swan, cupids playing a on a see-saw and a caterpillar-like creature with the words “I be a Butterfly' This antique engraving of heraldry was made in the 1840s by Thomas Jack. Heraldry is a system of visual identification - think of it as..
US$30.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). The images include fish and a man trout fishing titled “Far removed from the noise and smoke' This antique engraving of heraldry was made in the 1840s by Thomas Jack. Heraldry is a system of visual identification - think of it as an early form of branding ! Noble famil..
US$30.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). The images include cupids in various poses and the goddess Hebe This antique engraving of heraldry was made in the 1840s by Thomas Jack. Heraldry is a system of visual identification - think of it as an early form of branding ! Noble families wanted everyone to know ho..
US$30.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). The images include cupids, a centaur and a lady with flowers entitled 'Beauty's charm's like flowers fade' This antique engraving of heraldry was made in the 1840s by Thomas Jack. Heraldry is a system of visual identification - think of it as an early form of branding ..
US$30.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). The imagesinclude hunting dogs, a fox and a Peacock entitled 'I can a tail unfold' This antique engraving of heraldry was made in the 1840s by Thomas Jack. Heraldry is a system of visual identification - think of it as an early form of branding ! Noble families wanted ..
US$30.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). The images include cupids in various poses with sayings such as 'The sport of love' and 'Adversity makes me weep' This antique engraving of heraldry was made in the 1840s by Thomas Jack. Heraldry is a system of visual identification - think of it as an early form of br..
US$30.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). The images include a snake encircling the globe, and a peacock entitled 'Pride shall have a fall' This antique engraving of heraldry was made in the 1840s by Thomas Jack. Heraldry is a system of visual identification - think of it as an early form of branding ! Noble f..
US$30.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). The images include cupids in a variety of poses with sayings such as 'Aim straight' and 'Love torments the Soul' This antique engraving of heraldry was made in the 1840s by Thomas Jack. Heraldry is a system of visual identification - think of it as an early form of bra..
US$30.00
30.5 x 23.3cm (12 x 9 inches). The images include Phaeton in the Chariot of the Sun and cupids in various poses This antique engraving of heraldry was made in the 1840s by Thomas Jack. Heraldry is a system of visual identification - think of it as an early form of branding ! Noble families wanted ev..
US$30.00
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