Scottish Heraldry Specialists Coats of Arms Heraldic art and designs
Are your ancestors originally from Scotland, England, Ireland or Wales? Or are they from mainland Europe - Germany, France, Netherlands, Italy, Spain ...?
Here at the Ancestral Names Research Centre we have gathered over the years a considerable International Library of Arms for names covering not only Great Britain (UK) but most of the European Continent. So Scottish, English, Irish, Welsh, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish etc. - we can help!
Any enquiry is carefully researched for the origin of the name and if possible the first or original badge registered for that name. Skilled artists carry out the intricate work involved. An embroidered work is first drawn up by a staff artist in the size required and then sewn by our Embroidery ladies in their own homes. They use 22 carat gold and silver bullion thread to create works of enduring value.
Any calligraphy work is carried out by local artists working with specially designed parchment vellum. Such work naturally takes time and patience as well as considerable skill, as each item is custom made.
From left: Blazon of Arms, Coat of Arms, Wedding Double and Banner
Blazon of Arms
- Fruits of the research in our library of international arms. Beautifully hand painted with the details in mediaeval style calligraphy. Ideal as a special gift when name of recipient is included in blazon.
Coat of Arms
- Exquisitely hand sewn in Gold and sterling silver thread with fine French silk on a black felt background. Ideal for display in your own home to show a historical link with your surname.
- A Truly a Family Heirloom - A unique wedding or anniversary gift. Mounted side by side with names and other details (such as town, church, date, etc.) Shown above in calligraphy on a parchment vellum mount.
- This can be designed to exact client requirements. Eminently suitable for the larger room or hall and truly breathtaking when displayed in the right stetting with special lighting. Hand embroidered with edging and fringe finished also in gold thread.
The items mentioned here are only a sample of some of the more popular requests from our clients worldwide. We are happy, therefore, to discuss your own specific requirements before we undertake your commission.
House of Heraldry
The Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition
Drumnadrochit IV63 6TU
Tel/Fax: +44 (0)1456 450766
E-mail: Joan Grant