“Italians distinguished between two sets of Roman nobility, which were divided along political lines, as white nobility, linked to the House of Savoy and black nobility, who were faithful to the pope.”
Description: Three Italian early 19th century handmade crests, coat of arms, armorial representing three families of the black nobility, black being the color of priestly dress. All on red silk velvet with metal thread, yes, metal thread not metallic, featuring a crown, leaves and the family’s insignia. Perfect for a trio of pillows.
Medici: meaning doctors in Italian, crest with six balls. (left)
Colonna: A single column representing Columna Castle in Colonna, Alban Hills. (middle)
Albani: Designed by artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi with flower, shield element and hills. (right)
(These crests will only be sold as a set and won’t be split up. Thank you for understanding.)
Condition: These have been used and as such have old dried glue on the back. Loose threads from what they used to be stitched to. Very good for their age.
Shipping: I ship mainly FedEx unless the item is small enough for a flat rate USPS shipping box. Since FedEx is calculated by the buyer’s location, please wait to pay for your item so I can get you an accurate shipping cost.
|5 1/4 in
|3 1/2 in