© GOLDEN AGE BUTTONS:  LIVERY - CORONETS

 

The selling list below shows buttons identified as belonging to a specific family. Scans are available where listed.  

 

References are made to “Fairbairn’s Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland” (FB), Gwen

Squires  “Livery Buttons” (GS), Fox-Davies [1929] (F-D) and “Debrett’s Peerage” (1881 edition) and others. 

 

CORONETS

 

Baron’s coronet [Type 1]. Baron’s coronet 

Backmarks: “Firmin & Sons Ld. London” and “Patent 2346”

Brass, two-piece convex, raised design, 24 mm. £4.50  

Brass, one-piece low convex, raised design, 16 mm. £2.50

[Sources: FB pl.127-11 & GS 97-28] [scan]

Baron’s coronet
[Type 2] [French]. Baron’s coronet with three strings of pearl on plain field

Backmarks: “S. & Co. Paris” and “18”

Silver plated, two-piece flat, raised design,18 mm. £4.50 [scan]

 

Beaumont [Surrey] [Type 3]. Lion passant, tail extended, above chapeau charged with ermines

Backmarks: “Pitt & Co. 50, St. Martins Lane, London”

Brass, one-piece low convex, 25 mm. £7.50

Silver plated, one-piece low convex, raised design, 16 mm. £4.50 [mourning button] 

[Sources: FB p.42 & pl.107-1] [scan]

 

Boyley. Out of ducal coronet, a lion’s head erased,  

Backmarks: “C. & J. Weldon, 130 Cheapside, London”

Silver plated, one-piece low convex, raised design, 25 mm. £7.50

[Sources: FB p.68 & pl.90-9] [scan]

 

Braham. Out of ducal coronet, a plume of five ostrich feathers 

Backmarks: “Firmin & Sons Ld. Strand, London”

Brass, one-piece low convex, raised design, 27 mm. £12.50   

[Sources: FB p.70 & cf. pl.44-12] [coachman’s button] [scan]

 

Bulkeley. Bull’s head, out of ducal coronet 
Backmarks: “Doughty & Co. 108 St. Martins Lane, London”
Silver plated, one-piece low convex, raised design, 25 mm.
 £4.50 
[Sources: FB p.84 & pl. 68-6 and GS 14-1] [scan]


Cotton
[Huntingdonshire]. Out of ducal coronet, a demi-eagle with wings elevated 

Backmarks: “Firmin, London”

Silver plated, one-piece convex, raised design, 24 mm. £12.50  

[Sources: FB p.126 & cf. pl.9-6] [scan]

 

Count’s coronet [France]. Coronet with nine pearls on stalks, plain field 

Backmarks: “Mon. de la Belle Jardiniére, J.B.M.”

Brass, two-piece flat, raised design, 27mm. £4.50 [coachman’s button] 

[Sources: cf. GS 98-5 & 98-6] [scan]

 

Diskens. Lion couchant, on a chapeau [FB 151 & pl. 75-5]

Backmarks: “Pitt & Co. 31, Maddox St. London W”

Silver plated, two-piece convex, raised design, 16 mm. £4.50 

[Sources: FB 151 & pl. 75-5] [scan]

 

Douglas [Scotland]. Heart between wings, below crown and “”Forward”

Backmarks: “Reynolds & Co.”

Silver plated, one-piece low convex, raised design, 16 mm. £4.50

[Sources: FB p.154 & pl. 52-2] [scan]

 

Duncombe [Baron Feversham]. Baron’s coronet above inverted horse leg and ducal coronet 

Backmarks: “Firmin & Sons Ld., 47 Warwick St, Regent St. London”

Silver plated, one-piece convex, raised design, 25 mm. £12.50

[Sources: FB p.160 & pl. 38-11 and GS 26-11] [scan]

 

Earl of Crewe [Crewe-Milnes]. “Scio Cui Credidi” around garb

Backmarks: “H. Poole & Co. Saville Row, London]

Silver plated, two-piece convex, raised design, 25 mm. £12.50

[Sources: Debrett [1909] p.254] [scan]

 

Earl of Wilton [Egerton].  Earl’s coronet above “Virtuti Non Armis Fido” around three arrows 

Backmarks: “Jennings & Co. London” with plumes trademark

Silver plated, two-piece convex, raised design, 28 mm. £12.50 [coachman’s button]

[Sources: FB p.510 & pl.43-14 and GS 27-19] [scan]

 

Esquire’s helmet. Helmet in profile

Backmarks: “Barber & North, York” and “J.D.S”

Silver plated, one-piece low convex, raised design, 26 mm. £12.50

[Sources: FB pl. 128-14] [scan]

 

Fox-Davies. Old man’s head in profile and bearded, on a chapeau

Backmarks: “Extra Quality” in panel, with “London” and “W”

Brass, one-piece low convex, raised design, 25 mm. £12.50

[Sources: F-D p.117] [scan]

 

Gent [Moyns Park, Essex]. Out of ducal coronet, a demi-eagle displayed 

Backmarks: None

Brass, one-piece low convex, raised design, 25 mm. £7.50 

[Sources: FB p.200 & pl.9-6 and GS 32-9] [scan]

 

Gordon [Marquess of Huntly]. Marquis’s coronet on a stag’s head affrontée

Backmarks: “Firmin & Sons Ld. 47 Warwick St., Regent St. London”

Brass, one-piece low convex, raised design, 25 mm. £7.50

[Sources: Debrett {1909} Part 1, p.495] [scan]

 

Hamilton [Scotland]. Out of ducal coronet, a tree cut by saw, inscribed “Through” 

Backmarks: “Comyns & Son, Dublin”

Silver plated, one-piece low convex, raised design, 25 mm. £12.50

Sources: FB p.224 & pl. 100-2 & GS 36-21] [scan] 

 

Hanbury [England]. Out of mural coronet, a demi-lion rampant, holding battle-axe 

Backmarks: “Firmin’s, London”

Brass, one-piece convex, raised design, 16 mm. £3.50

[Sources: FB p.226 & pl.120-14] [scan]

 

Henry [England]. Out of ducal coronet, a demi-lion rampant holding a ducal coronet 

Backmarks: “Firmin & Sons Ld. St.Martins Lane, London”

Brass, one-piece low convex, raised design, 25 mm. £7.50

[Sources: F-D p.233] [scan]

 

Herbert [Baron Herbert]. Baron’s coronet above wyvern with wings elevated

Backmarks: “Firmin, London”

Silver plated, two-piece convex, raised design, 16 mm. £6.00

[Sources: GS 39-3] [scan]

 

Hogg [Norton House, Durham]. Vertical boar’s head with oak sapling in mouth, on mural coronet

Backmarks: “Jennens & Co. London

Brass, one-piece convex, raised design, 25 mm. £7.50

[Sources: FB p.243] [scan]

 

Hole. Out of mural coronet, armoured upright bent arm, holding battle-axe  

Backmarks: “Firmin & Sons, 13 Conduit St. London”

Brass, one-piece convex, raised design, 25 mm. £7.50

[Sources: GS 40-17] [scan]

 

Howard [Duke of Norfolk] [Type 1]. Earl’s coronet above lion statant and gardant, on chapeau

Backmarks: “Meyer & Mortimer, London”

Brass, one-piece convex, raised design, 16 mm. £3.50  

[Sources: FB p.355 & pl.120-15 and Debrett [1909] p.877] [scan]

 

Howard [Duke of Norfolk] [Type 2]. Duke’s coronet above lion statant & gardant, on chapeau

Backmarks: “Meyer & Mortimer, London”

Silver plated, two-piece convex, raised design, 24 mm. £4.50 [wear] 

[Sources: FB p.355 & pl.120-15 and Debrett [1909] p.877] [scan]


Humphrey
[Dublin]. On ducal coronet, an eagle holding spear, above “Optima Sperando Spiro” 

Backmarks: “Foley & Croker, Dublin”

Brass, two-piece convex, raised design, 16 mm. £4.50

[Sources: F-D p.253 and GS 42-6] [scan]

 

King [Warwickshire]. Out of ducal coronet, a demi-lion rampant 

Silver plated, one-piece low convex, raised design, 25 mm. £7.50

Backmarks: “E.Armfield & Co. Birmingham”

[Sources: FB p.272 & pl. 67-10] [scan]

 

Lambton [Earl of Durham]. Earl’s coronet above “Le Jour Viendra” around ram’s head

Backmarks: “Pitt & Co. 31, Maddox St. London”

Gilt metal, one-piece low convex, raised design, 25 mm. £12.50 

Gilt metal, one-piece low convex, raised design, 16 mm. £6.00 

[Sources: FB p.278 & pl. 34-12 and GS 47-18] [scan]

 

Leach [Cornwall]. Out of ducal coronet, a bare upright arm, holding a snake 

Backmarks: “Pitt & Co. 50 St.Martins Lane, London”

Silver plated, one-piece low convex, 25 mm. £12.50

[Sources: FB p.283 & pl.91-6 and GS 48-20] [scan]

 

Lodge. Demi-lion rampant, double queued, on ducal coronet, above knight’s helm

Backmarks: “Firmin & Sons Ld., 6 Warwick St., Regents St. London”

Brass, one-piece low convex, raised design, 25 mm. £12.50

[Sources: FB p.296 & pl. 120-10] [scan] 

 

Lowe [England]. On mural coronet, a wolf passant, collared and chained

Backmarks: “Pitt & Co. 31 Maddox St. London W”

Brass, two-piece convex, raised design, 25 mm. £7.50   

Brass, two-piece convex, raised design, 16 mm. £3.50    

[Sources: FB p.299 and cf. pl. 46-6] [scan]

 

Lownde [Lincolnshire]. On ducal coronet, hawk statant and belled, wings close 

Backmarks: “Firmin & Sons, Conduit St. 153 Strand, London”

Silver plated, one-piece flat, raised design, 25 mm. £12.50 

Sources: FB p.300 and pl. 41-10] [scan]

 

M’Carthy [Ireland]. On a mural coronet, an armoured arm holding a lizard

Backmarks: “G. & H.Bullivant, Birmingham”

Silver plated, one-piece low convex, raised design, 15 mm. £6.00

[Sources: FB p.305 & pl. 110-11]

 

MacCausland [Co.Tyrone]. Laurel in orle around bare arm, holding capped chapeau 

Backmarks: “Extra Superfine, Best Quality”

Silver plated, one-piece low convex, raised design, 25 mm. £4.50

[Sources: FB p.305 & pl.59-4] [scan]

 

Mainwaring [Shropshire]. Out of ducal coronet, an ass’s head 

Backmarks: None

Brass, one-piece flat, raised design, 16 mm. £6.00

[Sources: FB p.316 & pl. 80-6] [scan]

 

Marchmont. Earl’s coronet below inverted eagle’s talon

Backmarks: “Firmin & Sons, 153 Strand, London”

Silver plated, one-piece flat, raised design, 25 mm. £12.50

[Sources: DB p.48-L25] [scan]


Marquess’s coronet.
Marquis’s coronet on plain field 

Backmarks: Eight stars

Brass, two-piece flat, raised design, 26 mm. £4.50 

[Sources: cf. GS 97-25] [scan]

 

Marriot [England]. Out of ducal coronet, a ram’s head

Backmarks: “Simpson & Son, 63 South Audley St. W.” and “Patent 8905”

Silver plated, one-piece low convex, raised design, 16 mm. £4.50

[Sources: FB p.320 & pl.124-8 and GS 53-18] [scan]


Moss 
[England]. On a mural coronet, a griffin’s head charged on neck with a bezant 

Backmarks: “Extra Super Fine, Best Quality”

Brass, one-piece convex, raised design, 25 mm. £7.50 

[Sources: FB p.342 & pl. 97-13 and GS 57-21] [scan]

 

Nevil [Monmouthshire]. Out of ducal coronet, a bull’s head charged on neck with a rose 

Backmarks: “P. & S.Firmin, 153 Strand & 13 Conduit St. London”

Silver plated, one-piece convex, raised design, 25 mm. £12.50 

Silver plated, one-piece convex, raised design, 16 mm. £4.50

[Sources: FB p.350 & pl.94-5]  [scan]

 

Osborn [Ireland]. On a mural coronet, a lion’s head erased 

Silver plated, two-piece convex, raised design, 25 mm. £12.50   

[Sources: FB p.363 & pl. 45-9] [scan]

 

Osborne [Duke of Leeds] [Type 2]. Heraldic tiger passant below duke’s coronet 

Backmarks: “C. & J.Weldon, 150 Cheapside, London”

Brass, one-piece low convex, 16 mm. £4.50 

[Sources: FB p.363 & pl. 7-5 and GS 61-7] [scan]

 

Palliser [Buckinghamshire]. Out of ducal coronet, a demi-eagle with wings elevated

Backmarks: None

Silver plated, one-piece convex, raised design, 16 mm. £4.50   

[Sources: FB p.366 & pl. 19-9 and GS 61-24] [scan]

 

Parker [Sussex]. Bear’s head muzzled, out of a ducal coronet 

Backmarks: “Firmin & Sons Ld. 153 Strand & 13 Conduit St. London”

Silver plated, one-piece convex, raised design, 25 mm. £12.50 

[Sources: FB p.367 & pl. 6-6 and GS 62-10] [scan]

 

Pearson. Arm vested [charged with crescent] holding a wreath, above Eastern Coronet 

Backmarks: “A. J. Robbins, 14 Mill St. London W”

Gilt brass, two-piece convex, raised design, 25 mm. £15.00 [LCOR 228]

[Sources: FB p.373 & pl. 86-1 & pl.128-2] [scan] 


Pelham [Earl of Chichester]. Earl’s coronet above a Pelham buckle

Backmarks: “Wilkinson, Late J.Hunter, 34 Maddox St”

Silver plated, two-piece convex, raised design, 25 mm. £12.50 

[Sources: FB p.106 & pl.73-10 and GS 97-17] [scan]  

 

Prideaux [Ireland]. Old man’s bearded head in profile, above chapeau and shield of Ulster 

Backmarks: “Jas. Platt & Co. St. Martins Lane, London”

Silver plated, one-piece convex, raised design, 25 mm. £12.50 

[Sources: Fox-Davies p.117] [scan]

Raffles [Lancashire]. Out of Eastern Coronet, a griffin’s head collared 

Backmarks: “R. Bushby, St. Martins Lane, London”

Brass, one-piece convex, raised design, 27 mm. £20.00 [coachman’s button]
[Sources: FB p.396 & pl. 181-6 and GS 66-13] [scan]

 

Randall. Antelope’s head, out of ducal coronet 
Backmarks: “Bullivant & Tipson”

Silver plated, one-piece low convex, raised design, 25 mm. £12.50  

[Sources: FB p.397 & cf. pl. 24-7 and GS 66-23] [scan]

 

Robinson.  On a ducal coronet, a stag statant at gaze 

Backmarks: “Superior Quality”

Brass, one-piece low convex, raised design, 16 mm. £3.50

[Sources: GS 68-24] [scan]


Rufus
[Ireland]. Eastern [or Antique] crown, without torse 

Backmarks: “Gaunt, London”

Brass, two-piece convex, raised design, 17 mm. £4.50

[Sources: FB p.414 & pl. 79-12] [scan]

 

Smith [Surrey] [Type 3]. Out of ducal coronet, a demi-bull rampant 

Backmarks: “E.Armfield & Co. Birmingham”

Brass, two-piece convex, raised design, 15 mm. £3.50

[Sources: FB p.440 & pl. 63-6 and GS 73-7] [scan]

 

Smith [Type 4]. “Vigilans” in buckle, around eagle rising out of ducal coronet

Backmarks: “Warranted Best Quality”

Brass, one-piece convex, raised design, 25 mm. £7.50

[Sources: FB p.439 & cf. pl. 67-4] [scan]

 

Sparke. Out of ducal coronet, demi-leopard rampant and spotted, with flames from head

Backmarks: “Firmin & Sons, London”

Brass, two-piece convex, raised design, 16 mm. £4.50

[Sources: FB p.444 & cf. pl. 76-1] [scan]


Stockdale.
Out of mural coronet, a griffin’s head

Backmarks: wreath design

Brass, two-piece convex, raised design, 16 mm. £3.50

[Sources: FB p.454 & cf. pl. 101-6] [scan]

 

Talbot [Ireland]. Lion statant, with tail extended, on chapeau charged with ermines

Backmarks: “C. & J.Weldon, 130 Cheapside, London”

Silver plated, two-piece convex, raised design, 26 mm. £7.50 

[Sources: FB p.464 & pl.107-1] [scan]

 

Taylor. Vested arm holding cross crosslet fitched, charged with leopard head, above Eastern coronet

Backmarks: “Firmin & Sons Ld. London”

Silver plated, two-piece convex, raised design, 24 mm. £15.00   

Silver plated, one-piece low convex, raised design, 16 mm. £6.00  

[Sources: FB p.466] [scan]

 

Thornton [Surrey]. Out of ducal coronet, a lion’s head 

Backmarks: None

Silver plated, one-piece convex, raised design, 25 mm. £7.50 

[Sources: FB p.470 & pl.90-9 and GS 78-19] [scan]

 

Vine [England]. Out of ducal coronet, a heraldic tiger’s head

Backmarks: “Firmin & Co.London”

Brass, two-piece convex, raised design, 16 mm. £4.50

[Sources: FB p.486 & pl. 98-4]  [scan] 

 

Walker [England]. Ostrich passant, on mural coronet 

Backmarks: “Pitt & Co. 31 Maddox St. London W”

Brass, two-piece convex, raised design, 25 mm. £7.50 

[Sources: FB p.489 & pl. 64-3] [scan]

 

Warner [Norfolk & Kent]. On mural coronet, a squirrel sejant eating nut, above “Non Nobis Tantum Nati” 

Backmarks: “Firmin & Sons Ld. 153 Strand, London”

Silver plated, one-piece convex, raised design, 25 mm. £7.50

[Sources: FB p.493 & pl. 5-6] [scan]

 

Warren [Type 2]. On a chapeau, a wyvern with wings chequy 

Backmarks: “Firmin & Sons Ld. London”

Brass, one-piece low convex, raised design, 25 mm. £12.50 

Brass, one-piece low convex, raised design, 16 mm. £4.50

[Sources: FB p.493 & cf.pl.104-5 and GS 82-18] [scan]

 

Wedgewood [Staffordshire]. On ducal coronet, a lion passant 

Backmarks: “E. Armfield, Birmingham”

Silver plated, one-piece low convex, raised design, 16 mm. £4.50

[Sources: FB p.497 & pl. 107-11] [scan]

 

Wellesley [Duke of Wellington]. Out of marquis’s coronet, a demi-lion rampant holding pennon

Backmarks: “Firmin & Sons Ld. London”

Silver plated, two-piece convex, raised design, 25 mm. £20.00 

[Sources: cf. GS 83-14] [scan]

 

White [England]. Out of ducal coronet, a demi-eagle displayed above “Principia Non Homines” 

Backmarks: “Superior Quality”

Brass, one-piece convex, raised design, 25 mm. £7.50   

[Sources: FB p.502 & pl. 9-6] [scan]

 

Wilkinson [Type 1]. Out of mural coronet, a demi-unicorn, rampant

Backmarks: “C. & J. Weldon, 130 Cheapside, London”

Brass, one-piece low convex, raised design, 28 mm. £12.50 [coachman’s button]

[Sources: cf. FB p.507 & GS 85-3] [scan]

 

Wilkinson [Type 2]. Out of mural coronet, a demi-unicorn rampant and ermined 

Backmarks: “Sherlock & Co. London”

Silver plated, one-piece flat, raised design, 16 mm. £4.50 

[Sources: FB p.507 & GS 85-2] [scan]

 

Wilkinson [Type 3]. Out of mural coronet, a unicorn’s head, with rose in mouth 

Backmarks: “Firmin & Sons. 153 Strand, London”

Silver plated, one-piece convex, raised design, 24 mm. £7.50

[Sources: FB p.507 & cf. pl. 45-14] [scan]


Witham
[Essex & Yorkshire]. Out of ducal coronet, a demi-naked lady, holding ring 

Backmarks: “G. & W.Boggett, St.Martins Lane, London”

Silver plated, one-piece low convex, raised design, 25 mm. £20.00 

[Sources: FB p.512 & pl. 53-4] [scan]

 

Wood [Type 1]. Out of mural coronet, a demi-savage, holding a club and griffin’s head 

Backmarks: “G. Boggett, St. Martins Lane, London”

Brass, one-piece convex, raised design, 26 mm. £12.50

[Sources: FB p.514 & pl. 14-11 and GS 86-13] [scan]

 

Wood Type 2]. “Defend” around a demi-savage holding club and tree, out of mural coronet 

Backmarks: “Superior Quality”

Brass, one-piece convex, raised design, 16 mm. £4.50

[Sources: FB p.514 & pl. 14-11] [scan]

 

Worsley [Type 1] [Derbyshire]. On a mural coronet, a wyvern statant 

Backmarks: “C. & J. Weldon, 130 Cheapside, London”

Brass, one-piece low convex, raised design, 24 mm. £7.50 

[Sources: FB p.516 & pl. 63-13] [scan]

 

Worsley [Type 2] [Holvingham]. Knight’s helmet & “Quam Plurimus Prodesse” around wyvern, above Ulster hand 

Backmarks: “Firmin & Sons Ld. 153 Strand, London”

Brass, one-piece convex, 29 mm. £20.00 [coachman’s button]

[Sources: Debrett [1909] p.737; FB p.516 & pl. 63-13] [scan]