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.
SIZES and METALS
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.