Description: Arched rectangular shape; ovolo-moulded edging; shield, Garter, crowned helm and mantling of the English royal arms to 1603 with crowned lion and griffon supporters standing on separate rectangular cartouches containing the word 'ANNO' and the date '1662'; above the mantling are the initials 'I R'
Notes: The date appears to have been altered from 1602. The initials 'I R' for Jacobus Rex (James I of England) are inappropriate for the date in both its original and its altered form; also the griffon supporter on the sinister side is incorrect, a dragon being correct for the arms of Elizabeth I in 1602. There is a vertical plankline left of centre.
Inscription: I R / HONI SOIT QVI MAL I PENSE / ANNO 1662
Arms: English Tudor royal
- Decoration tags:
- arched (shape)
- ovolo (edging)
- whole carved pattern
Manufactured: in 1662 possibly in the Ardennes area of Belgium.
Current location: Rijksmuseum, Museumstraat, Amsterdam South, North Holland, Netherlands.
Museum number: BK-NM-10837 (part of the Rijksmuseum museum group)