Copeland Armorial Plate WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF TALLOW CHANDLERS
YEAR OF MANUFACTURE: 1880
WEIGHT: 16.08 troy ounces (17.64 ounces or 500.00 grams)
A superb porcelain plate, hand painted with a central coat of arms, for the WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF TALLOW CHANDLERS. Downgate Hill, London, founded 1462. Tallow (animal fat) was used to make candles. Membership dropped after the invention of electric light. It still exists as a charitable organisation. Its motto is Ecce Agnus Dei, Ecce Qui Tollit Peccata Mundi: Latin for "Behold the Lamb of God, Who Takes Away the Sins of the World", words of St John the Baptist (Patron Saint of the Company) in reference to Jesus.
Date: Circa 1840.
Dimensions: Approx 9.5 Inches across.
Condition: Perfect condition.
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