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A fine quality late 1970's period badge of the 'Honourable Company of Master Mariners'; comprising a silver gilt anchor, bearing seahorse gorged with naval crown on waves of the sea in blue and white enamelling to the centre, the reverse impressed with Birmingham silver hallmarks for 1978 and maker's details "T.F" (Thomas Fattorini Birmingham.). Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings incorporating safety roller catch in perfect working order, enamel perfect.
From the 1960 edition of "The Armorial Bearings of the Guilds of London" by Bromley & Child a quote: "The Master Mariners Company shares with the newer Company of Farmers' and the older 'Company of Plumbers' the distinction of having been granted a badge in addition to a coat of arms."
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