19th Century Armorial Porcelain Plate Family Crest Bellam Ballam Bellome Out Of A Ducal Coronet A Cock's Head Between Two Wings Combed And Wattled
A very decorative 19th century armorial porcelain plate emblazoned with an heraldic crest for the family name Bellam, alternative spelling that the crest is also applicable to : Ballam, Bellome or Bellam (Ref 1)
A Heraldic description of the crest : Out Of A Ducal Coronet Or, A Cock's Head Between Two Wings Gu., Combed And Wattled Of The First. (Ref 2)
The plate has an ornate under-glaze mazarine blue ground border and and gilded lobed rim which has an outer peach and gilded rococo scroll border. This beautiful quality plate dates from the mid 19th century circa 1850, the underside is unmarked without any maker's mark.
It is in good antique condition, there is some very minor wear to the gilding around the rim and very minor enamel loss to the crest, some marking from use. Please see the images.
This is a great item for any collector of antique 19th century porcelain, armorial patterns, crested ware or anyone with the family name Bellam, Bellome or Ballam.
The crest is similar to that of the Spencer Churchill family except the Cock replaces a Griffin.
Height 1 1/8 inch ( 2.8 cm)
Diameter 10 1/4 inches (26 cm)
Weight 602 grammes unpacked
Free UK postage and packing when purchased at the listed price, International shipping at cost
1. Royal Book of Crests of Great Britain and Ireland, Dominion of Canada, India and Australasia by James McVeigh London 1883.
2. Fairbairn's Book of Crests, 1905 ed.