Family Crest Plaque or Coat of Arms Shields

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 7 customer ratings
(9 customer reviews)


Family Crest Plaque (or Coat of Arms Shield) made by hand in Australia by our expert artisan, who has crafted these pieces for over 40 years.

We are very fortunate here at Heraldic Names, to have such a dedicated craftsperson who takes such painstaking pride in every order he receives.

Every Family Crest Plaque or Coat of Arms Shield goes through a laborious process. First the Timber Shield, the important component of your Family Crest Plaque is sculpted from furniture grade ‘custom-wood’. Each timber shield is then handmade, beveled, polished, stained and then finished in a high gloss clear lacquer. There are many different finishes, and our artisan ensure to pick the right timber shield colour to match the colours of your family Coat of Arms. Each Family Crest Plaque is completely unique, and not made en masse in China or some other international country.

The most important feature of any Family Crest Plaque or Coat of Arms Shield is the scope and quality of the artwork. All our plaques are hand painted by our highly skilled artists, in the true armorial colours as described in our vast library. The enamel paints that are used are imported from England, having used the same brand of paints for over thirty years, and are the highest quality found anywhere in the world. We completely dry, the artwork  will give a high-gloss reflective finish to your Family Crest Plaque, or Coat of Arms Shield. We guarantee the artwork will never tarnish or fade, infact our guarantee is a life-time guarantee.



When ordering a Family Crest Plaque, or Coat of Arms Shield – if you or a family member have knowledge or a sketch of your family Coat of Arms, we would need to have an indication as to what it may look like. Heraldry, being an exact science, still allows the Heraldic Artist some leeway in interpreting the blazon-of-arms and using their personal styles in depicting the various charges used in the heraldic language.


Large Family Crest Plaque (or Large Coat of Arms Shield)
Size – 435mm high x 405mm wide
Weight – Brass 5kg   |   Pewter 2.2kg
The most impressive family crest plaque of our range. The large brass shield is sand-cast in solid brass, oxidized to give an old heraldic finish, hand polished, then sealed with a high gloss clear baked lacquer, that ensures no need of further polishing.
This family crest plaque is exactly the same size and design as the brass, except that the metal shield is cast from aluminium alloy. As well as giving a perception of a silver finish this plaque is half the weight of the brass.

Medium Family Crest Plaque (or Medium Coat of Arms Shield)
Size – 340mm high x 225mm wide
Weight – Brass 1.7kg  |  Pewter 1.1kg
The middle size of our range of plaques, and the most popular for size and detail. The brass shield like the large, is sand-cast in solid brass, oxidised to enhance the visual effect of the Old English finish, hand polished, then sealed with a high gloss clear lacquer which eliminates any need for further polishing.
This plaque is exactly the same as the brass, except that the metal shield is cast from an aluminium alloy. The personal choice of either the gold (brass) finish or silver (pewter) finish will depend on where the plaque is to be displayed.

Small Family Crest Plaque (or Small Coat of Arms Shield)
Size – 245mm high x 165mm wide
Weight – Brass 1.0kg   |   Pewter 0.6kg
A popular range for displaying your Family Coat of Arms, the brass shield is a solid brass casting and finished the same as the Large and Medium plaques.
This plaque is exactly the same size and design as the brass, but gives the impression of a silver/steel finish.

Double Brass and Pewter Family Crest Plaques (Or Coat of Arms Shields)
Medium Size
– 435mm wide x 365mm high
Small Size – 280mm wide x 255mm high
Weight – Medium Brass 3.5kg   |    Medium Pewter 2.25kg   |  Small Brass 1.9kg   |   Small Pewter 1.1kg
The Double Plaque displays the Coat of Arms of both Husband and Wife, with the Husband’s family name on the left (or dexter side) of the wooden plaque, and the Wife’s maiden name on the right (or sinister side).
BRASS – The metal shields are sandcast in solid brass, oxidised to give an Old World finish, hand polished, then sealed with a high gloss clear lacquer.
PEWTER – Exactly the same size as the brass, except for the metal shields. This impressive plaque is ideal for displaying over a fire-place or any large area requiring a focal point.


Delivery times vary for each individual item.

Certificates – allow 48-72 hours for processing. Items are sent  in a tube with Australia Post with tracking. Please allow up to 7-10 working days for delivery. Express Post also available.

Golf Shirts – allow 48-72 hours for processing. Items are sent with a courier, and can take up to 2 weeks for production. Delivery is within 5 days once the shirts are finished.

Framed Items – allow 48-72 hours for processing. I will be in contact with you directly to select the frame type and style. Framing can take up to 10 working days. Shipping is usually with a courier, and will be a few days once your item is finished framing. You will receive regular updates and tracking information once your item is sent.

Shields – allow 48-72 hours for processing. Shields are made by hand by my Artisan shield maker. This can take up to 6 weeks for handcasting, painting and finishing. Shields are posted with tracking and insurance. Can take up to 7 weeks to receive the item.

Jewellery – allow 48-72 hours for processing. I will be in contact with you directly during the design phase of the process. I will send you photographic updates of the items as they are being made. Once the item is finished and any outstanding payments have been made, your item will be sent with insurance via courier. Depending on the length of the design phase, you may need to allow up to 3 weeks for these handmade bespoke items.

Embroidery – allow 48-72 hours for processing. Embroideries are done by hand, and can take up to a maximum of 6 weeks for delivery.

Coffee Mugs, Stubby Coolers, Keyrings, Mouse Mats, Coasters – allow 48-72 hours for processing. Items are sent via courier. Please allow up to 10 working days for production, and then up to 4 days for delivery.

Lead Free Crystal Glassware – You will be contacted once your paid order is received. We will engage in an artwork creation and approval process. Your order will then take 7 working days for production and 3 days for delivery. Delivery is by courier as the item is fragile. A physical address is required. If you will be at work, is probably best to organise delivery to your workplace or another safe location.

Any questions on delivery and production times, please get in touch. If you have an urgent need, please let me know as I may be able to accommodate your deadline if I’m aware of it.

Thank you

Freecall: 1800 809 963 |  Email:

Please choose carefully as we only offer refunds in certain circumstances.

Our items are made to order, and we do not refund if you change your mind.

If your item arrives damaged or broken, please contact us immediately so that we can organise a replacement.

Thank you for your understanding.

Additional information

Weight 4 kg

Small, Medium, Large


Brass, Pewter, Double Brass, Double Pewter

9 reviews for Family Crest Plaque or Coat of Arms Shields

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bob Broll

    I just received the shields I ordered. They are absolutely stunning. The wood base just shines and the brass is formed perfectly. You can tell it was handled with care. It was nice to see the effort and care they put into something that is important to me

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Heyn Family

    “Very impressive service received from Emma during ordering 3 family name plaques for myself and my two brothers. Emma is very passionate about what she does and is a wealth of information! Myself and my brothers have also been very impressed at the quality and attention to detail that has been put into our plaques. We will be keeping them forever!”

    Thanks again for everything!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bruce Henderson (verified owner)

    Very happy with the shield. I appreciate the high levels of professionalism in the work, and the attentive detail to customer satisfaction.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Adrian Rogers (verified owner)

    Received my shields on time and on price. Great job! The detail in the shield is exceptional with a definite professional finish on all the work provided to me. Well done Emma and thank you for you continued feedback and advice throughout the ordering and manufacturing process.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Simon Thompson (verified owner)

    Got my plaque this morning. totally blown away. fan bloody tastic
    And what a great person to deal with is Emma

  6. Adrian O’Dea (verified owner)

    Absolutely over the moon with not only the hand crafted quality of the shield but the excellent customer service that I received from Emma. I couldn’t highly recommend her and her team enough. Job well done!

  7. Kerry Steele

    My family shield arrived today, every bit as beautiful as promised on the web site
    The workmanship is first class !
    This piece of family history and art will look wonderful by my front door welcoming friends, family and visitors alike.
    Thank you again

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Audrey Kelly (verified owner)

    I was delighted with the family shield that arrived,as promised, in time for my grandson’s 21st birthday. The quality and detail matched all my expectations. The certificate with information about the history of the family name was a wonderful bonus.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Judy Fitzgerald

    I ordered the coat of arms shield for my grandson, he was absolutely delighted with it and so impressed with the quality and workmanship. Such a wonderful person Emma is to liaise with, nothing is too big or too small
    Thank you for such a wonderful piece to remind us of our heritage

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