SILKMEN, Company of, London.
SILKMEN, Company of, London. (Incorporated temp. Charles I.) Argent, a ship of three masts in full sail on the sea in base all proper, on a chief azure, a bale of silk corded argent between two bundles of silk pendent proper. Crest — On a wreath of the colours, a Janissary guard habited gules, undercoat azure, breeches purpure, stockings or, turban gules, turned up argent, holding in his dexter hand a battle-axe erect or headed argent, and over his dexter arm a hank of silk, his sinister arm supporting an antique shield or, charged with an escutcheon azure charged with a sun in splendour. Supporters — Two camels or, each bridled sable and loaded with two bales of silk argent. [Granted by St George, Clarenceux, 163 1.]
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