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15ct Gold & Enamel Royal Lancashire Agricultural Society Cufflinks

311L/PR
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A rather extraordinary pair of 15ct gold cufflinks that were made in 1907. On one side is written Royal Lancashire Agricultural Society Inst 1767 Rf. Con 1895. The other side is a crest with an elephant over a shield with the motto “Supera Moras” which translates “Overcome delays”. They are enamelled with the Official blazon Arms For Bolton, Lancashire which are : Gules two Bendlets or a Shuttle with weft pendent between an Arrow point upwards and a Mule Spinning Spindle in chief palewise all of the last and an escutcheon in base of the second thereon a Rose of the first barbed and seeded proper.
The crest : Upon a Rocky Moor an Elephant statant proper on its back a Castle Or and thereon a Rose as in the Arms the trapping per pale Gules and Vert and charged with a Mitre also Or.
Supporters : On either side a Lion Sable gorged with a Wreath Argent and Sable each supporting a Staff Or flying therefrom a Banner that on the dexter Vair Or and Gules that on the sinister Argent on a Bend Azure three Stags’ Heads caboshed Or.
The arms were first granted on June 5, 1890. The arrows are symbols for the famous archers of Bolton. The shuttle stands for the weaving industry and the spindle commemorates the invention of the mule by Samual Crompton, a native of Bolton.
The small shield shows the rose of Lancaster.
The elephant is derived from the arms of Coventry, and recalls that Bolton historically belonged to the diocese of Mercia, of which Coventry was the seat. The saddle of the elephant shows a mitre for the bishops. The elephant stands on moorland to suggest the towns old name “Bolton-super-Moras” or “Bolton on the Moors”.
The two black lions are derived from the arms of Flanders (Vlaanderen). Most of the workers in the weaving industry in late medieval times were originally from Vlaanderen, and were of great importance for the development of the city.
Like the crest the motto “Supera Moras” refers to the town’s old name.
Engraved on the reverse is “To Colonel Geo. Hesketh V.D J.P Honorary Treasurer. Memento Bolton Show 1907”. George Hesketh was Mayor of Bolton 1905-06. He died in 1930.
He was a Master Cotton Spinner and Chairman of T M Hesketh & Sons Ltd.

Written by Olly Gerrish

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Date & Origin

Condition

Excellent

Provenance

English

Materials

Gold Enamel

Hallmarks

15.625 (for 15ct gold) Assayed in Birmingham 1907
Maker's mark GJ

Measurements

2 cm by 1.5 cm

Item Number

311L/PR

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