An Heraldic Shield Heirloom
A family shield is a lovely way to celebrate your Irish heritage. Perfect for an office wall, living room or hallway. Your choice. This is the smallest of the single shield range. It features your Coat of Arms beautifully hand painted onto hand beaten copper. The mahogany style mount adds a beautiful finish to this art work. The wall bracket at the back allows for easy wall hanging.
These images are just examples of names that we have made. But, we have thousands of family crests on file so we can paint yours no matter how rare your name is! We have relationships with many genealogical societies to ensure that what you get is the authentic representation of your family name, Irish or international!
- Dimensions: 5" × 7"
- Suitable for wall hanging
- Comes with inverted wall bracket
- Style: Copper and mahogany
- Handpainted and made in Dublin
- Each one is unique
- A beautiful celebration of your name heritage
- Family History scroll: We will give you a free family name History scroll (11" x 17") worth $20). This unframed scroll is the perfect accompaniment to hang with the plaque that tells the full family name history. See scroll example:
We have a larger single shield for you to view too. It is 13"x 9". Click here.
The order process:
Please allow 10-14 days for completion. You will then be notified of shipping. If you'd like to receive your shield within 3 days of completion, then order expedited shipping at the checkout instead of standard shipping. Once you order, our dedicated team of heraldic artists get to work to create this from scratch. Our artists have been hand painting Coats of Arms for over 60 years.
Learn more about the family crest plaques with Aidan's video
What is a family Crest?
A family crest is a heraldic shield that is associated with a particular family. The crest usually contains the family's coat of arms, which is a design that is used to identify the family. The coat of arms often contains symbols that represent the family's history, values, and achievements. The family crest is a way for the family to show its solidarity and pride.
Family Crest Shields
Traditional coat of arms designs date back to the 12th century, where decorating defensive shields became a useful way of identifying knights in the heat of battle. These insignia were created by officials known as heralds, who also recorded and regulated armorial bearings. Their records were known as blazons. Typically a blazon has three components - arms (the 'flag' part of the image), crest (the design surrounding the flag), and the motto (which often originated as a war cry). Our blog about last names is an interesting read where you can view the details of the most common Irish names.
Very happy with the plaque!
Shield came out beautifully & Aidan was very helpful & responsive
Coat of arms was a perfect gift! Everything was exactly as expected, great product and service .
The hand-painted family crest was expertly created and will be a family heirloom for generations!
Very nice!!! Great consumer service.