Worshipful Company of Vintners

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WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF VINTNERS

London Guild
Established:

Arms of Worshipful Company of Vintners

Official blazon

Arms : Sable, a chevron between three wine tuns argent.
Crest: On a wreath of the colours, A caravel Or laden with tuns proper, the sails gules, the mainsail charged with a cartwheel Or, and from the masthead a pennon argent.
Supporters: On either side a swan, the dexter a cob, the sinister a pen, both nicked in the beak with the mark of the Company, all proper, about the neck of each a riband azure, pendant therefrom a bunch of grapes also proper.
Motto: Vinum exhilarat animum.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on 17 September 1447; confirmed at the Visitations of 1590 and 1634; crest and supporters granted 20 June 1957.

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The arms on a Wills's cigarette card, 1913

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Literature : Bromley and Child, 1960