Greetings from The Armoury.
This time it is Major-General James Wolfe (1727-1759) who takes centre stage amongst the latest line-up of new offerings. An homage to the J.S.C. Shaak’s famous portrait, our splendidly framed oil on canvas dates to the time of Canada’s 1908 Tercentenary as masterminded by Lord Grey, the 9th Governor General of Canada, whose bronze bust by the flamboyant Imperial Pageant Master F. Lascelles is additionally offered this time. Continuing the theme are a pair of 18th century silver entree dishes made for Wolfe’s commander at the Capture of Louisbourg (1758), Field Marshal Lord Jeffrey Amherst, and two scarce bronze standing figures of Wolfe and Captain George Vancouver, R.N., sculpted by Vernon March (1890-1931), creator of Canada’s National War Memorial.
Other items of particular interest this time include a number of First Empire Napoleonic shako plates, Royal presentation items, and a phenomenally smart Royal Horse Guards cigar box of generous proportions. As ever there is much else besides on the newly updated site so please feel free to contact us with any questions or come and see us in person at Piccadilly Arcade.
We look forward to seeing you in the coming weeks and months.
James, Toby & George