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Shields

Heraldic crests were painted on metal fans, and usually repeated the coat of arms painted on the shield or often sculpted into limestone and marble

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The Coats of Arms came into use by feudal lords and knights in battle during the 12th Century. During the 13th Century arms had spread beyond their initial battlefield and were used as a of flag or as a logo for families in the higher social classes of Europe. Thereafter this symbol was inherited from one generation to the next. You will still be able to view the ornament mounted onto the ancient city walls, or often these were directly installed onto the entrances of  noble residences.

 

Authentic Provence offers a fine selection of unique and antique hand carved Coat of Arms in French and Italian limestone as well as in Rosso Verona Marble. The Tuscan Coat of Arms are made by hand in Terra Cotta and are often glazed in the deep rich color palette of ocra and terra.

 

We can also customize the perfect and unique piece to your specification.