Victorian Enameled Coat Of Arms Sash Pin For Montreal, Quebec Sterling Silver
This Brooch represents the Original Coat of Arms of the City of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The C clasp and elongated heavy T pin stem are characteristic of Victorian sashes. The piece is enameled, measures over 3 wide and is stamped Sterling on the reverse side. It appears to have a gold wash over the heavy 18 gauge silver. The Montreal coat of arms was changed in 1938, the beaver was removed and replaced with a Fleur de Lis. See Wikipedia for more detailed information. The first coat of arms was displayed on a white shield, which had a red saltire with four different charges between the arms, representative of the four main components of the population as viewed by Mayor Jacques Viger and the city council in 1833, when the arms were designed and adopted.  To the top, a rose was for the English heritage of the population, the dexter a thistle for the Scots, the sinister a sprig of clover for the Irish heritage of the city, and to the bottom base a beaver for the French that originally settled the territory and traded in furs. The blazon of the shield in the first coat of arms was as follows: Argent, a saltire gules between in chief a rose of the last leaved and slipped, in base a beaver to the dexter with a branch, and in fess a thistle leaved and slipped and a sprig of shamrock proper.  The scroll and motto below the shield read Concordia Salus, a Latin phrase translated as "well-being through harmony" or in French as le salut par la concorde. The item "Victorian Enameled Coat Of Arms Sash Pin For Montreal, Quebec Sterling Silver" is in sale since Saturday, October 27, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Souvenirs & Travel Memorabilia\International\Canada".
The seller is "dianegem" and is located in New Milford, Connecticut. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Uruguay, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Russian federation.
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada
- Type: Sash Pin for Montreal