Arms & Seals from Weymouth and Portland
The most commonly found armorial device on souvenir china from Weymouth is the “Arms of Weymouth & Melcombe Regis”, sometimes abbreviated to “Arms of Weymouth”. Very occasionally the “Seal of Weymouth & Melcombe Regis” is also found. Upwey had its own arms and this device is also sometimes seen.
Where, as is the case with Portland, the manufacturer could not find proper arms to copy, a suitable device would be made up. Hence there are a variety of arms and seals found on Portland crested ware.
Arms of Weymouth & Melcombe Regis
Seal of Weymouth & Melcombe Regis
Several ‘crests & seals’ of Portland appear on crested china. Some were undoubtedly made up by the manufacturer.
The Island & Royal Manor Portland
Showing the Rufus Castle
Duke of Portland
Manor of Upwey