Cloth Seal, Clothier's Seal, Tiverton, George Osmand

Cloth Seal, Clothier's Seal, Tiverton, George Osmand, Image by Mike Patrick, Held by Topsham Museum.
Perchased from the Netherlands, 23mm.

21½ // Two mermaids, the one on the left not holding her tail. GO below

A cloth seal of George Osmond who traded in serge from Tiverton from 1732 until his death in 1744.

Evans Type 2.8.6.* This seal is also recorded as No.38 Fig.4 p.400, Maunder, P., Tiverton Cloth: The Story of the Town's Woollen Trade 1475 - 1815. It is now held in Topisham Museum - Object Number 10704(3).

*A helpful classification system for these seals, devised by Jane Evans, can be found as an appendix to Peter Maunder’s comprehensive history of the Tiverton cloth trade.

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