British Antique Dealers' Association

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Arms of British Antique Dealers' Association

Official blazon

Arms : Sable, an antique crown Or.
Crest: On a wreath of the colours, A golden bust of Benvenuto Cellini proper.
Supporters: On either side a jackdaw, wings elevated, proper, the underside of the wing semee of antique crowns Or.
Motto: Ars non habet inimicum nisi ignorantium


The arms were officially granted on January 20, 1958.

The antique crown is canting and the jackdaws represent the collectors (the birds are famous for collecting items, here again they have collected crows under their wings).

The crest shows the bust of Benvenuto Cellini (November 1500 - 13 February 1571) an Italian goldsmith, sculptor, draftsman, soldier, musician, and artist.


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