32 large antique dinner plates bearing a central crest and motto. "The Dragon's Crest is to be Feared" (Metuenda Corolla Draconis), motto of the English Tempesta family, originally a war cry or slogan. No idea where these plates came from, whether it be once a stately home, a hotel, or even a regiment. Navy blue borders with gold band. The rear has the stamp of the retailer, A.B & R.P. Daniell, Wigmore St, London. Dates from circa 1860 to 1917, when Daniells closed. Plates are 26cm diameter. Condition: some of the plates have wear to the crest, but overall, there is a good selection of excellent plates. Damage is as follows: 7 excellent plates, all crests etc intact; 12 with slight wear to crest and printed areas; 10 worn crests, but plates still good. 2 with small chips, 1 with faint hairline star crack to centre. Fifth photo shows an example of a badly worn crest. Amaze your dinner party friends, astound your enemies. The Old Family Crest.
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