Argent, a cross gules in the first quarter a sword in pale point upwards of the last. The red cross is symbolic of St. George and the red sword a symbol of the martyrdom of the patron saint of the city of London, St. Paul.
The arms recorded as being in use in 1381. Printed paper label to reverse for Ede and Ravenscroft, Robe Makers and Tailors, Chancery Lane, London.
Ede & Ravenscroft is thought to be the oldest firm of tailors in the world coming into being in 1689 in the area of London now known as Aldwych, which was the bustling centre of the tailoring trade at that time.
English, circa 1930
Height 12.5” (32cm) Width 9.25” (23.5cm)
Stock No. 1345