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

From a thistle vase (private collection).wmrcrest1cr1

Seal of Weymouth & Melcombe Regis

From dish 89-21-1.  W H Goss were the largest user of seals in addition to arms.  This particular dish has both the seal and arms on it.crests1

Portland crest

Several ‘crests & seals’ of Portland appear on crested china.  Some were undoubtedly made up by the manufacturer.

From a miniature vase (private collection).portland1cr1

The Island & Royal Manor Portland

From a plate made by A B Jones & Sons, Grafton China. (private collection).portlandcrestcr1


Showing the Rufus Castle

From a miniature loving cup made by Swan China. (private collection).portlandlovingcupcrest

Duke of Portland

From a miniature vase. (Private collection).dukeofportlandcrest

Manor of Upwey

From a miniature vase. (Private collection).upweyvasecrest

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