Saturday, April 04, 2015
FLEUR DE LIS- herald. its origin have diverse theories. according to old tradition, it was 1st employed as an armorial by clovis I + represents the lily presented by an angel to him at his baptism, the 3 flour de lis of his shield being the sign of the trinity. newton considers it to be the figure of a reed or flag in blossom, used instead of a septre at the proclamation of the frankish kings. in the opinion of chifflet, it was 1st adopted by louis VII, surnamed le jeune in allusion to his name Louis floris, some again, have held that is is the extremity of the francisque, a kind of javelin anciently used in france. an objection fatal to the above + other theories assigning the flour de lis to french origin is that it was early an ornament of the setters, seals, + robes, not only the merovingian, but greek, roman, german, spanish, + english kings +
was a symbol employed by many noble families around europe in the 12th + 13th c, it started to occur very perfectly sculptured , in the headdress of egyptian sphinxes, viola of amalphi is said by morel, to have marked the north end of the needle of the mariner's compass in honor of the naples king. since 12th c , the symbol of the french royalty.
old MEXICAN sterling silver alb claw hammer/presentation piece- $676
During one of my wanderings, must have been at least thirty-five years ago, I stumbled onto a street lined with on-going yard sales. I was somewhere in northern Ohio, and it was one of those times I was in no hurry to get home.
i remember this well cause i found it early in my estate sales. AND the house was on sherman boulevard.
estate sale tour
did it thurs. i knew i would not find much, + i was right, but i did buy some things.
WORSE in person.
i think the coffee table was gone.
in no way did the floor go w/ aqua. the sink was that blue too.
i think those glasses were gone.
chair gone too i think.