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Monumental Brass reproduction of Sir Robert de Setvans,1306 AD

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SKU: GT-WP-0004

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A miniature version of a full size Monumental Brass of a knight Sir Robert de Setvans (1300s AD) found at Chartham, Kent.

Brass plate set into a resin mixture to look like granite. Rubbings can be taken from this brass.

Dimensions: 52 cm height, 19 cm width, 1.5 cm depth.

Limited availability.

 

£95.00

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Product Description

HISTORY
SIR ROBERT DE SETVANS, CHARTHAM, KENT
Sir Robert (Father) or Sir William (Son):  there is some confusion as to whether this brass was the father's or son's as the same brass sometimes was replicated for family members. Sir Robert died in 1306 and Sir William in 1322.  Sir William was the Sheriff of Kent and Constable of Canterbury Castle. He was summoned to fight in a campaign against the Scots in 1322 (Robert The Bruce was the Scottish king at the time) and he may have died during this campaign. The armour shows the family Heraldic device of a winnowing basket, used in farming to seperate the chaff from the grain.
MONUMENTAL BRASSES AND BRASS RUBBING
In England from the 13th to the 16th Century memorial tombs in churches were often of incised slabs made from sheet brass called latten. The tradition came from Germany and Flanders where the brasses could be very ornate.  Generally in England the brasses were of a more simple design.  We have learned much about the style of armour and fashion of the day from these brasses.
The slabs were set into the floor of the churches and it became a popular hobby to take rubbings from them particularly in the 1960's and '70's to the extent that some were being damaged by too much rubbing.  The brasses that remain have now all been protected and consequently replicas have been made to continue this hobby, or purely for decorational purposes.

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Weight 1.15 kg
Dimensions 52 × 19 × 1.5 cm
Design

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Brass

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England

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