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Willis Coat of Arms

2006.44.760 (RS9869)

Description

Gouache painting of the Willis coat of arms. Blue shield with three silver stars and a silver V. Surmounting the shield is decorative foliage in silver and a helmet. A scrolled with a French inscription is below the shield and the name "Willis." Painted gold wood frame with blue dividing the gold border of the sight edge.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1929
Inscriptions
"Suivez L'etoile D'honneur / Willis" (Painted)
"A Willis Coat of Arms / bot. in Charlestown S.C. 1929 / and given to me by / A.P.P." (handwritten)
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
gouache (paint)
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
gouache (paint)
Painting
paintings (visual works)
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
9 8/16 x 7 11/16 x 7/16 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.760
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
221098

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