Worshipful Company of Tallow Chandlers
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WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF TALLOW CHANDLERS
Arms : Per fesse azure and argent, a fesse counterchanged and three doves of the second, membered gules, each holding in its beak an olive branch Or. Crests: (On the dexter, the helmet contournee) On a wreath of the colours, an angel issuantfrom clouds proper, holding a platter Or, thereon the head of St. John the Baptist also proper. (On the sinister) On a wreath of the colours, On a charger proper rayonee Or the head of St. John the Baptist also proper.
Supporters: On either side on a mount vert an angel vested winged and crowned with stars [ = celestial crown] Or.
Motto: Ecce Agnus Dei qui tollit peccata mundi.
The arms were officially granted on 24 September 1456. The arms were confirmed, and second crest and supporters granted 29 January 1603, both crests confirmed 9 September 1961.
The original motto was 'Delite in God & he shall give the thy desyre'. In 1603 it was 'Quae arguuntur a lumine manifestantur'.
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Literature : Bromley and Child, 1960