Cloth Seal, Clothier's Seal, Tiverton, Henry Blagdon

Cloth Seal, Clothier's Seal, Tiverton, Henry Blagdon, Image by Mike Patrick, Held by Topsham Museum.
Purchased in the Netherlands, 20mm.

22 // Clover, HENRY BL(A)GDON around

A seal of Henry Blagdon, a serge clothier trading from Tiverton from 1707 until his death in 1716.

Evans Type 2.2.1.* A better example of this seal is recorded as No.26 Fig.3 p.398, Maunder, P., Tiverton Cloth: The Story of the Town's Woollen Trade 1475 - 1815. It is now held in Topisham Museum - Object Number 10704(2). See BSG.CS.01480.

*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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