Dear visitors, I happily share with You another heraldic-calligraphic pearl – this time it is a display of the historical coat of arms of the Mihaljević family.
This is a template from the Armorial called Modruški zbornik, according to which I had to create a new version of the Coat of arms. That’s what I did, in my own way ~ first I checked the Coat of arms with my mentor, regardless of whether it comes from an already published collection 🤓!
By the way, my mentor Hrvoje pl. Knezović, is a walking and talking treasury of knowledge about Heraldry. This is a man who has been teaching me for years and without Whom I would not have dared to claim that ”I had made a coat of arms according to Heraldic rules”, without first consulting Him.
As I always check historical sources with my mentor, after looking in the old Austro-Hungarian coat of arms Armorial, we found that there are two coats of arms ~
~ the coat of arms from 1643 belongs to one, and the one from the year 1848, to the other branch of the family.
If you look at them more carefully, the later version of the coat of arms from the Modruški Zbornik (above in color) looks as if these two coats of arms have been merged into one .
We asked the Client to find out to which of these two branches His Family belongs to. According to the information, the first, earlier coat of arms was chosen for our project. Now begins the most exciting part for me ~ the physical creation of the coat of arms itself!
As always, I made several sketches, and gave them to the Client for review and selection
in my version, I adapt the elements of the coat of arms so that they correspond to the time period, but also to the area where the coat of arms was obtained, in the form of a shield, a helmet, a shield and Croatian knight’s equipment…
As for the calligraphy part – the name of the Family is written in Roman Rustic Capitals script, while the explanation text on the back is in Gothic script Textura Quadrata.
If You have already granted Your family Coat of Arms, that You want to restore, check, reconstruct, or You want a new Coat of Arms design be made for Your Family, contact me with confidence, so that we can make such a one-of-a-kind heirloom Family treasure for You 🤗.